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  • n. Something that, or someone who, improves
  • n. A substance added to cause improvement (especially to a foodstuff)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, improves.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which improves.
  • n. One who labors at a trade for the purpose of increasing his knowledge or skill, and who accepts the opportunity of improvement as compensation in whole or in part for services rendered.
  • n. A pad or cushion worn by women with the object of improving the figure or the hang of a dress; a bustle.

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

  • n. someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms
  • n. a component that is added to something to improve it

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