Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Meliorate (Page: 910)

Mel"io*rate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Meliorated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Meliorating.] [L. melioratus, p. p. of meliorare to meliorate, fr. melior better; akin to Gr. rather, very. Cf. Ameliorate.] To make better; to improve; to ameliorate; to soften; to make more tolerable.

Nature by art we nobly meliorate. Denham.
The pure and bening light of revelation has had a meliorating influence on mankind. Washington.

Meliorate (Page: 910)

Mel"io*rate, v. i. To grow better.