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Meliorate  v. t.  (past & past part. meliorated; pres. part. meliorating)  To make better; to improve; to ameliorate; to soften; to make more tolerable. "Nature by art we nobly meliorate." "The pure and benign light of revelation has had a meliorating influence on mankind."

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"Meliorate" Quotes from Famous Books

... stood: but there is a hardness in all well-water, which quality is deposited in running a long course, especially, if exposed to the influence of the sun and air. The Romans, therefore, had good reason to soften and meliorate this element, by conveying it a good length of way in open aqueducts. What was used in the baths of Cemenelion, they probably brought in leaden pipes, some of which have been dug up very lately by accident. You must know, I made a second excursion to these antient ruins, ...
— Travels Through France and Italy • Tobias Smollett

... afraid." A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before. And, in all human action, those faculties will be strong which are used. Robert Owen said, "Give me a tiger, and I will educate him." 'Tis inhuman to want faith in the power of education, since to meliorate is the law of Nature; and men are valued precisely as they exert onward or meliorating force. On the other hand, poltroonery is the acknowledging an ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Volume 6, Issue 35, September, 1860 • Various

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