Mel"io*rate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Meliorated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Meliorating.] [L. melioratus, p. p. of meliorare to meliorate, fr. melior better; akin to Gr. rather, very. Cf. Ameliorate.]

To make better; to improve; to ameliorate; to soften; to make more tolerable.

Nature by art we nobly meliorate. Denham.

The pure and bening light of revelation has had a meliorating influence on mankind. Washington.

 

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Mel"io*rate, v. i.

To grow better.

 

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