amelioration amelioration  /ə ˌmil jə ˈreɪ ʃən/


  • (n) the act of relieving ills and changing for the better



  1. The Journal's Reform All through the '60s, the word reform bore, for many liberals at least, a talismanic quality; in reform lay progress, amelioration.
  2. But all this was amelioration, not solution.
  3. The problems of crime, drugs, homelessness and substandard education cry out for solution or at least amelioration.


  • Progress in understanding immune response in severe schistosomiasis

    A mechanism that may help explain the severe forms of schistosomiasis, or snail fever, has been discovered by researchers. Schistosomiasis is one of the most prevalent parasitic diseases in the world. The study in mice may also offer targets for intervention and amelioration of the disease. Although schistosomiasis is not contracted in the United States or Europe, the World Health Organization ...
    on April 16, 2014     Source: Science Daily


  1. Germaine Greer argued, "If women are to effect a significant amelioration in their condition, it seems obvious that they must refuse to marry."
    on Oct 13, 2004 By: Germaine Greer Source: Intellectual Conservative

  2. "On behalf of FIFA and the worldwide family of football, I am wishing, president Dasmunsi a prompt recovery and a swift amelioration," Blatter wrote in a letter sent to AIFF general secretary Alberto Colaco.
    on Oct 14, 2008 By: Sepp Blatter Source: Hindu

  3. "While there are no quick 'fixes' to the age-old Mindanao conflict, we are moving forward to a final peace through principled negotiations, socio-economic amelioration, focused security measures, and international cooperation," Bunye added.
    on Feb 4, 2007 By: Ignacio Bunye Source: Manila Bulletin

Word of the Day
infatuated infatuated
/ɪn ˈfæ tʃu ˌeɪ tɪd /