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meliorate

[ meel-yuh-reyt, mee-lee-uh- ]
/ 藞mil y蓹藢re瑟t, 藞mi li 蓹- /
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verb (used with or without object), mel路io路rat路ed, mel路io路rat路ing.
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Origin of meliorate

1545鈥55; <Latin meli艒r膩tus (past participle of meli艒r膩re) to make better, improve, equivalent to meli艒r- (stem of melior) better + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM meliorate

mel路io路ra路ble [meel-yer-uh-buhl, mee-lee-er-uh-], /藞mil y蓹r 蓹 b蓹l, 藞mi li 蓹r 蓹-/, adjectivemel路io路ra路tive [meel-yuh-rey-tiv, -yer-uh-tiv, mee-lee-uh-rey-, -er-uh-], /藞mil y蓹藢re瑟 t瑟v, -y蓹r 蓹 t瑟v, 藞mi li 蓹藢re瑟-, -蓹r 蓹-/, adjectivemel路io路ra路tor, nounun路mel路io路rat路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for meliorate

meliorate
/ (藞mi藧l瑟蓹藢re瑟t) /

verb
a variant of ameliorate

Derived forms of meliorate

meliorable, adjectivemeliorative (藞mi藧l瑟蓹r蓹t瑟v), adjective, nounmeliorator, noun
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