A*mel"io*rate (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ameliorated (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Ameliorating.] [L. ad + meliorare to make better: cf. F. am'eliorer. See Meliorate.]

To make better; to improve; to meliorate.

In every human being there is a wish to ameliorate his own condition. Macaulay.


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A*mel"io*rate, v. i.

To grow better; to meliorate; as, wine ameliorates by age.


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