• IPA: /əˈmiːli.əɹeɪt/

ameliorate (ameliorates, present participle ameliorating; past and past participle ameliorated)

  1. (transitive) To make better, or improve, something perceived to be in a negative condition.
    They offered some compromises in an effort to ameliorate the situation.
    • 18, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 3, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (please specify ), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323 ↗:
  2. (intransitive) To become better; improve.
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