bonification

noun
bon·i·fi·ca·tion | \ ˌbänəfə̇ˈkāshən \
plural -s

Definition of bonification 

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

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History and Etymology for bonification

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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