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English definition of “ameliorate”


verb [T]     /əˈmiːl.jə.reɪt/ formal
to make a bad or unpleasant situation better : Foreign aid is badly needed to ameliorate the effects of the drought .Making things betterBecoming better amelioration     /əˌmiː.li.əˈreɪ.ʃən/ noun [U]
(Definition of ameliorate verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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