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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of relieving ills and changing for the better; The linguistic process in which over a period of time a word grows more positive or more elevated in meaning; A state superior to an earlier state.

Usage examples (31)
  • Instances, rare instances, of such "melioration" and of such "schools of instruction," I doubt not there have been: but, I am confident, that the
  • You might perhaps say "melioration," but "improvement" is the proper word. '
  • They shared in the general melioration of the age.
  • Incapacity of melioration is the only mortal distemper. for more
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