built reinforced
improved improved adj. 1. advanced to a more desirable or valuable or excellent state. Opposite of {unimproved}. [Narrower terms: {built, reinforced}; {cleared, tilled ; {developed}; {grade ; {graded, graveled ] Also See: {restored}. [WordNet 1.5]

2. changed for the better; as, her improved behavior.

Syn: amended. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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