Ameliorative (adjective)

  1. Intended to improve or make something better.
  2. Having the effect of improving or making something better.


Derived from the latin word 'ameliorare' which means 'to make better'.


  1. The new policy was considered an ameliorative measure, aimed at reducing poverty and inequality.
  2. The medicine had an ameliorative effect on the patient's symptoms, relieving pain and improving mobility.
  3. The government implemented ameliorative measures to mitigate the impact of the economic crisis.
  4. The training program was designed to be ameliorative, providing employees with the skills they needed to be more effective.
  5. The research study found that the new technology had an ameliorative effect on the environment, reducing emissions and conserving resources.
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