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English noun: melioration

1. melioration (act) the act of relieving ills and changing for the better

Synonymsamelioration, betterment

Broader (hypernym)improvement

2. melioration (state) a condition superior to an earlier condition

SamplesThe new school represents a great improvement.


Broader (hypernym)condition, status

Narrower (hyponym)betterment, development, reformation, refurbishment, renovation, restoration

Antonymsdeclination, decline

3. melioration (process) the linguistic process in which over a period of time a word grows more positive in connotation or more elevated in meaning

Broader (hypernym)drift

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