amelioration

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a·me·li·o·ra·tion

(ă-mēl-ē-ō-rā'shŭn),
Improvement; moderation in the severity of a disease or the intensity of its symptoms.
[L. ad, to, + melioro, to make better]

a·me·li·o·ra·tion

(ă-mēl-ē-ō-rā'shŭn)
Improvement; moderation in the severity of a disease or the intensity of its symptoms.
[L. ad, to, + melioro, to make better]

amelioration

A reduction in severity. A partial recovery.
References in classic literature ?
He hopes ardently for a steady amelioration of the condition of the masses, proceeding toward a time when all men shall have real opportunity for full development; and freedom is one of his chief watchwords.
Independently of the moral evil of basing our hopes upon the death of another, who, if unfit for this world, was at least no less so for the next, and whose amelioration would thus become our bane and his greatest transgression our greatest benefit, - she maintained it to be madness: many men of Mr.
It undergoes continual changes; it is barbarous, it is civilized, it is christianized, it is rich, it is scientific; but this change is not amelioration. For every thing that is given something is taken.
It is scarcely an exaggeration to say that for the first time in history whole populations found themselves regularly supplied with more than enough to eat, and the vital statistics of the time witness to an amelioration of hygienic conditions rapid beyond all precedent, and to a vast development of intelligence and ability in all the arts that make life wholesome.
That is the rationale of the system of charging which has hitherto obtained; and nothing is more offensive than this ostentation of reform, where there is no real amelioration."