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mel•io•ra•tion



Pronunciation: (mēl"yu-rā'shun, mē"lē-u-), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/melioration.html on line 77 [key]
n.
1. Historical Ling.semantic change in a word to a more approved or more respectable meaning. Cf. pejoration (def. 2).
2. amelioration.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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  • Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/melioration.html on line 125 melioration (Thesaurus)

 

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