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Adjective: ameliorating  u'meel-yu,rey-ting [N. Amer], u'mee-lee-u,rey-ting [Brit]
  1. Tending to ameliorate
    "Federal assistance has an ameliorating effect on the difference in school budgets between wealthy and poor districts";
    - ameliorative, amelioratory, meliorative
Verb: ameliorate  u'meel-(ee-)yu,reyt
  1. To make better
    "The editor ameliorated the manuscript with his changes";
    - better, improve, amend, meliorate, mend
  2. Get better
    "The weather ameliorated toward evening";
    - better, improve, meliorate

See also: bettering

Type of: alter, change, change state, modify, turn

Encyclopedia: Ameliorate