Ameliorated



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

It was but an ameliorated earthly life, divested of all suffering under the rule and by the favour of the true-voiced Onnophris.
History Of Egypt, Chalda, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 1 (of 12) G. Maspero

Nor were the American General’s misfortunes yet to be ameliorated.
The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation Charles Roger

His inability to block a short left-hook followed by a right to the point of the jaw had ameliorated quite a number of existences.
The Adventures of Sally P. G. Wodehouse

For the time being conditions in Russia for the Jews were ameliorated.
Under Four Administrations Oscar S. Straus

Against the violence that had been done him he could set the news of Kit’s ameliorated condition.
Mammon and Co. E. F. Benson

Salas requested that his imprisonment might be ameliorated, and that he might only be confined to the city of Madrid.
The History of the Inquisition of Spain from the Time of its Establishment to the Reign of Ferdinand VII. Juan Antonio Llorente

So you see a female rake can be ameliorated by a loving husband, as well as a male rake by a loving wife.
Hard Cash Charles Reade

These plantations have ameliorated the climate which had doomed to sterility the soil where they are planted.
Man and Nature George P. Marsh

If at any time, in any place, individuals have ameliorated, why shall not the whole mass ameliorate?
The Ruins C. F. [Constantin Francois de] Volney

He did not love the liquor, although the rank taste of it was ameliorated by a liberal admixture of sirup.
The Drummer Boy John Trowbridge

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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