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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the act of relieving ills and changing for the better;
[syn: amelioration, melioration, betterment]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Amelioration \A*mel`io*ra"tion\, n. [Cf. F. am['e]lioration.] The act of ameliorating, or the state of being ameliorated; making or becoming better; improvement; melioration. "Amelioration of human affairs." --J. S. Mill. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

amelioration n 1: the act of relieving ills and changing for the better [syn: amelioration, melioration, betterment]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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