ameliorant

noun

ame·​lio·​rant
əˈmēlyərənt,
-lēə-
plural -s
: a substance that aids plant growth primarily by improving the physical condition of the soil

Word History

Etymology

ameliorate + -ant

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ameliorant was in 1851

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“Ameliorant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ameliorant. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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