meliorate

verb
me·​lio·​rate | \ ˈmēl-yə-ˌrāt How to pronounce meliorate (audio) , ˈmē-lē-ə- \
meliorated; meliorating

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melioration \ ˌmēl-​yə-​ˈrā-​shən How to pronounce meliorate (audio) , ˌmē-​lē-​ə-​ \ noun
meliorative \ ˈmēl-​yə-​ˌrā-​tiv How to pronounce meliorate (audio) , ˈmē-​lē-​ə-​ \ adjective
meliorator \ ˈmēl-​yə-​ˌrā-​tər How to pronounce meliorate (audio) , ˈmē-​lē-​ə-​ \ noun

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Examples of meliorate in a Sentence

regulations intended to meliorate the working conditions of migrant farm laborers

First Known Use of meliorate

1542, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for meliorate

Late Latin melioratus, past participle of meliorare, from Latin melior better; akin to Latin multus much, Greek mala very

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The first known use of meliorate was in 1542

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“Meliorate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meliorate. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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