Ameliorative
Ameliorative A*mel"io*ra*tive, a. Tending to ameliorate; producing amelioration or improvement; as, ameliorative remedies, efforts. [1913 Webster]

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  • ameliorative — index mitigating Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ameliorative — (adj.) 1796, from AMELIORATE (Cf. ameliorate) + IVE (Cf. ive) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • ameliorative — adjective see ameliorate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ameliorative — See ameliorable. * * * …   Universalium

  • ameliorative — adjective Able to repair or ameliorate …   Wiktionary

  • ameliorative — adj. purported to improve …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ameliorative — ame·lio·ra·tive …   English syllables

  • ameliorative — adjective tending to ameliorate • Syn: ↑ameliorating, ↑amelioratory, ↑meliorative • Similar to: ↑bettering • Derivationally related forms: ↑meliorate (for …   Useful english dictionary

  • ameliorative waste — ame·lio·ra·tive waste /ə mēl yə ˌrā tiv / n: ameliorating waste at waste Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

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