Ameliorant



to make or become better, more bearable, or more satisfactory; improve:
strategies to ameliorate negative effects on the environment.
verb
to make or become better; improve
v.

1728, perhaps a back-formation from amelioration on pattern of French améliorer. The simpler form meliorate was used in Middle English. Related: Ameliorated; ameliorating.

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