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- adj. Able to repair or ameliorate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Tending to ameliorate; producing amelioration or improvement.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Producing, or having a tendency to produce, amelioration or amendment: as, ameliorative medicines.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. tending to ameliorate
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Hmm, not sure I want to live in a country where someone can undergo torture and then without receiving any kind of ameliorative mental treatment be considered competent to stand trial.
When they asked for some kind of ameliorative measures, we gave them none.
But does it have to be so much so, or can some (different) public policy choices have an ameliorative effect?
I did suffer from brain-fag on occasion, but alcohol never suggested itself as an ameliorative.
Hopefully Mary Kate Hurley's paper on time in the Old English Orosius will have an ameliorative effect.
Given the disproportionate casualty rate among males compared to females in the military and the current “gender apartheid” in the Armed Forces, surely an ameliorative affirmative action draft is in order?
In Time rails against life's limits and proposes that they can be overcome by ameliorative acts like robbing banks.
Fortunately, skepticism about the evidence that supposedly supports current alarmism about climate change is growing, as is evidence that, whatever the truth about the problem turns out to be, U.S. actions cannot be significantly ameliorative.
To one extent or another, a lot of government agencies that have some remedial, ameliorative, or rule-making power that have life and death effects, and which operate in reactive mode, are tombstone agencies.
The ameliorative measures undertaken by King Abdullah offer a way forward for the Saudi kingdom and its people, while the retrograde outlook of Crown Prince Nayef stands for rigidity and repression in governance.
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