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mel•io•ra•tion



Pronunciation: (mēl"yu-rā'shun, mē"lē-u-), [key]
n.
1. Historical Ling.semantic change in a word to a more approved or more respectable meaning. Cf. pejoration (def. 2).
2. amelioration.

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