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  1. a·me·lio·rate
    IPA[əˈmēlyəˌrāt]
  2. verb

    • 1. make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better:

      the reform did much to ameliorate living standards
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: ameliorate, 3rd person present: ameliorates, gerund or present participle: ameliorating, past tense: ameliorated, past participle: ameliorated

    • verb

      make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better:
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