from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective advanced to a more desirable or valuable or excellent state. Opposite of unimproved.
  • adjective changed for the better.

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  • adjective that has been made better; enhanced
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of improve.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective made more desirable or valuable or profitable; especially made ready for use or marketing
  • adjective become or made better in quality
  • adjective (of land) made ready for development or agriculture by clearing of trees and brush


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