plural -s
: betterment of housing conditions and farming practices in a particular area (such as a malarial area)

Word History


French, from Medieval Latin bonificatus (past participle of bonificare to ameliorate, from Latin boni-—from bonus good—+ ficare, from facere to do, make) + French -ion

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“Bonification.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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