- v. present participle of ameliorate.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. causing improvement in or reducing the bad effects of an unfavorable condition.
- adj. tending to ameliorate
“After all, whatever one wants to say about the efficacy of any particular “New Deal” program in ameliorating the pain, I think everyone agrees that it was the transformation of the American economy for war (Federal spending up to 45% of GDP) and of course the massive employment the war effort demanded (on top of the death of half a million working age citizens) which actually nailed the coffin of the depression/recession.”
“Yet the very success that Bernanke and Paulson (and later, the Obama administration) seem to have had in ameliorating the crisis may, over time, carry unintended consequences.”
“I believe they have certain ameliorating powers, in the face of unavoidable disaster, or, for that matter, petty annoyance.”
“Start it with the 2010 census (since we’ve missed the last several, when it would have made a big difference), and we will at least be able to begin ameliorating the worst imbalances, e.g.,”
“Armstead: Part of it is in how we manage our risk, which gets back to the idea of ameliorating the downside excursions.”
“How can we talk of "ameliorating" the Land Laws which hand over nearly ninety percent of the land to 15 per cent of the population?”
“Drs. Gall and Petiol also refer to the process of "ameliorating" the wine made from the wild grapes by the free addition of sugar dissolved in water, adding also tartaric acid if the acid is deficient.”
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“I think that we should restrict posts of this type to people who registered on Reddit within 3 minutes of its creation, and that even they may only refer to the halcyon days of Reddit's youth if they use good, proper words like "ameliorating" and”
“Twenty years later, the social scientists Marshall Kaplan and Peggy Cuciti summed up the shift in national philosophy: For one relatively brief period, the national government discovered poverty and assumed responsibility for ameliorating its burden and finding a cure.”
“Then inflate the rest away in orderly fashion, while ameliorating the inflation damage to the poor and middle income.”
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