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Adjective ameliorating has 1 sense
  1. ameliorating, ameliorative, amelioratory, meliorative - tending to ameliorate
    Antonym: worsening (indirect, via bettering)
Verb ameliorate has 2 senses
  1. better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate - to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
    --1 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Derived form: noun amelioration1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  2. better, improve, ameliorate, meliorate - get better; "The weather improved toward evening"
    --2 is one way to change state, turn
    Derived form: noun amelioration1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
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