HyperDic: melioration

English > 3 senses of the word melioration:
NOUNactmelioration, amelioration, bettermentthe act of relieving ills and changing for the better
statemelioration, improvementa condition superior to an earlier condition
processmeliorationthe linguistic process in which over a period of time a word grows more positive in connotation or more elevated in meaning / meaning
English > melioration: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of relieving ills and changing for the better.
Synonymsamelioration, betterment
BroaderimprovementThe act of improving something
Spanishmejora, mejoría
Catalanmillorament, millora
Verbsmeliorateget better
meliorateto make better
English > melioration: 3 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA condition superior to an earlier condition.
Synonymimprovement
NarrowerbettermentAn improvement that adds to the value of a property or facility
developmentA state in which things are improving
reformationimprovement (or an intended improvement) in the existing form or condition of institutions or practices etc.
renovation, restoration, refurbishmentThe state of being restored to its former good condition
Broadercondition, statusA state at a particular time
Oppositedecline, declinationA condition inferior to an earlier condition
Spanishmejora
Verbsmeliorateget better
meliorateto make better
English > melioration: 3 senses > noun 3, process
MeaningThe linguistic process in which over a period of time a word grows more positive in connotation or more elevated in meaning / meaning.
BroaderdriftA process of linguistic change over a period of time
Verbsmeliorateget better

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