noun bon·i·fi·ca·tion \ˌbänəfə̇ˈkāshən\

Definition of bonification



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

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at bounty, do

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to cast off or become cast off

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