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Meaning of ameliorate

a•mel•io•rate

Pronunciation: (u-mēl'yu-rāt", u-mē'lē-u-), [key]
— -rat•ed, -rat•ing.
  1. to make or become better, more bearable, or more satisfactory; improve; meliorate.
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