Definition of ameliorate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

ameliorate

 verb
verb
NAmE//əˈmilyəˌreɪt//
 
ameliorate something(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ameliorate
 
he / she / it ameliorates
 
past simple ameliorated
 
-ing form ameliorating
 
 
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to make something better Steps have been taken to ameliorate the situation.
amelioration
 
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NAmE//əˌmilyəˈreɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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