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Meaning of MELIORATION

Pronunciation:  `meelyu'reyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of relieving ills and changing for the better
  2. [n]  the linguistic process in which over a period of time a word grows more positive in connotation or more elevated in meaning
  3. [n]  a condition superior to an earlier condition; "the new school represents a great improvement"
 

MELIORATION is a 11 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: amelioration, betterment, improvement
 
 Antonyms: declination, decline
 
 See Also: betterment, condition, development, drift, improvement, reformation, renovation, restoration, status

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mel`io*ra"tion\, n. [L. melioratio.]
The act or operation of meliorating, or the state of being
meliorated; improvement. --Bacon.

 

 

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