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Meliorate


ME'LIORATE, verb transitive [Latin melior, better.] To make better; to improve; as, to meliorate fruit by grafting, or soil by cultivation. Civilization has done much, but christianity more, to meliorate the condition of men in society.

Nature by art we nobly meliorate

ME'LIORATE, verb intransitive To grow better.