verb (used with or without object), a·mel·io·rat·ed, a·mel·io·rat·ing.
Examples from the Web for ameliorated
It ameliorated the rigours of the penal code, and, as experience has shown, lessened the amount of crime.The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow
Dairy inspection, it is fair to say, has recently ameliorated the worst of these conditions.
Many of them can be removed entirely, all of them can be ameliorated.Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh
These plantations have ameliorated the climate which had doomed to sterility the soil where they are planted.Man and Nature|George P. Marsh
Every body, not directly or indirectly in the pay of a court, feels that the lot of the people should be ameliorated.