amelioratory


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Related to amelioratory: Pertaining to, holding back, reacquainted

amelioratory

(əˌmiːljəˈreɪtərɪ; əˈmiːljərəˌtɔːrɪ)
adj
tending to ameliorate
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Adj.1.amelioratory - tending to ameliorateamelioratory - tending to ameliorate    
bettering - changing for the better
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'We need to reject the 16 per cent VAT and discuss amelioratory mechanisms later.
Amelioratory effect of vitamin E on organophosphorus insecticide diazinon-induced oxidative stress in mice liver.
Based on the effects of testosterone on oxidative stress-mediated damage to neurons [5-9], the association of mitochondria with oxidative stress [11, 12], and the amelioratory effects of testosterone on the deficits in the nigrostriatal dopaminergic system of aged male rats [9, 39, 40], we presumed that the amelioratory effects of testosterone on the impaired nigrostriatal dopaminergic system might be realized by regulating the function of mitochondria in a way.
Given the kind of forthright cultural critique mounted by her essay, her final sentence--that gesture, like language, turns "performing Shakespeare's playtexts [into] exciting possibilities" (202)--seems rather evasive and overly amelioratory.