Definition of Meliorative

1. Adjective. Tending to ameliorate.




Definition of Meliorative

1. Adjective. That meliorates; curative, salutary. ¹

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Definition of Meliorative

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Meliorative

melilotic acid
melilots
melilotus
meline
melinite
melinites
melioidosis
melioidotic
meliorate
meliorated
meliorater
meliorates
meliorating
melioration
meliorations
meliorative (current term)
meliorator
meliorators
meliorism
meliorisms
meliorist
melioristic
meliorists
meliority
meliphagan
meliphagous
meliphanite
melisma
melismas
melismata

Literary usage of Meliorative

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1. The Suffixes Mant and Vant in Sanskrit and Avestan by Harold Herman Bender (1910)
"In '2 % of all mant and vant possessives the suffixes give to the original word, in addition to the idea of possession, a meliorative or ..."

2. The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions by Thorstein Veblen (1912)
"Their effect might be traced through the entire range of that schedule of non-invidious, meliorative enterprise that is so considerable a feature, ..."

3. Savings and Savings Institutions by James Henry Hamilton (1902)
"Many of our meliorative schemes are likely to prove Utopian in the place where their ... The present meliorative movement might be described as a demand for ..."

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