Definitions of melioration
  1. noun
    the act of relieving ills and changing for the better
    synonyms: amelioration, betterment
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    the act of improving something
  2. noun
    a condition superior to an earlier condition
    synonyms: improvement
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    declination, decline
    a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state
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    an improvement that adds to the value of a property or facility
    a state in which things are improving; the result of developing (as in the early part of a game of chess)
    improvement (or an intended improvement) in the existing form or condition of institutions or practices etc.; intended to make a striking change for the better in social or political or religious affairs
    refurbishment, renovation, restoration
    the state of being restored to its former good condition
    state of inadequate development
    a reformation intended to counter the results of a prior reformation
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    condition, status
    a state at a particular time
  3. noun
    the linguistic process in which over a period of time a word grows more positive in connotation or more elevated in meaning
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    a process of linguistic change over a period of time
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