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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj meliorative tending to ameliorate
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • meliorative Tending or serving to make better; that tends toward betterment.
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The greatest meliorator of the world is selfish, huckstering Trade.”


In literature:

Et luctum et curam effugies, et tempora vitæ Longa tibi post hæc fato meliore dabuntur.
"The Essays of Montaigne, Complete" by Michel de Montaigne
Debile principium melior fortuna sequetur.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book III." by Francois Rabelais
Non est cura melior quam labor.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
It looks to the melioration of the condition of man.
"A Compilation of Messages and Letters of the Presidents" by Editor: James D. Richardson
Every attempt to meliorate his manners and Indian notions, has failed.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
Their adoption would promote the public service and meliorate the condition of the Army.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
One of his meliorating comforts had been the thought that however bitter his own disappointment was, Elinor at least was happy.
"The Grafters" by Francis Lynde
Whether they do any thing to the Metal, after it is once brought to Fusion, and, if need be, melt it over again, to give it a melioration?
"Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society - Vol 1 - 1666" by Various
I have no interest distinct from that which has a tendency to meliorate the situation of mankind.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
I have no interest distinct from that which has a tendency to meliorate the situation of mankind.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Volume III. 1791-1804" by Thomas Paine
They refine the mind, they elevate views, they meliorate passions and keep alive affections.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 5 November 1848" by Various
Climate has much to do with this melioration.
"The Voice of Science in Nineteenth-Century Literature" by Various
It is no less an evidence that their condition was in a state of melioration.
"Dissertation on Slavery" by St. George Tucker
All is quiet in Holland and Belgium; and all is awaiting the melioration which time and wisdom must bring.
"Graham's Magazine, Vol XXXIII, No. 6, December 1848" by Various
It meliorates the morals and disposition, and promotes present and future felicity.
"Alida" by Amelia Stratton Comfield
Every circumstance conspired to this melioration of the art in Florence as well as in other places.
"The History of Painting in Italy, Vol. 1 (of 6)" by Luigi Antonio Lanzi
Our minds, soiled with vices, become meliorated by contemplating such glorious events.
"The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 2 of 2)" by George Warburton
All this, however, while it diminishes the fears of the philanthropist, ought not to relax his efforts for a future and gradual melioration.
"The South-West" by Jonathon Holt Ingraham
The Skipper did his best to meliorate the harsh native methods with dumb things.
"The Sea and the Jungle" by H. M. Tomlinson
Meliorism is the justifiable faith of the future.
"Problems of the Pacific" by Frank Fox

In poetry:

And many a thousand summers
My apples ripened well,
And light from meliorating stars
With firmer glory fell.
"Song of Nature" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
And many a thousand summers
My gardens ripened well,
And light from meliorating stars
With firmer glory fell.
"Song Of Nature" by Henry David Thoreau
Let Ceylon's envied plant perfume the seas,
Till torn to season the Batavian bowl;
Ours is the breast whose genuine ardours please,
Nor need a drug to meliorate the soul.
"Elegy XIV. Declining an Invitation To Visit Foreign Countries" by William Shenstone

In science:

In order to obtain exact results, people usually use exact interpolation methods to meliorate intermediate expression swell problem arising from symbolic computations [19−23] .
Obtaining Exact Interpolation Multivariate Polynomial by Approximation
The basic idea is to shift the contour of radial integration in the loop integral into the complex plane such that singularities in the angular integral are meliorated.
Analytic structure of the Landau gauge gluon propagator