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ameliorate

verb advance, allay, better, change for the better, correct, corrigere, cultivate, develop, ease, enhance, forward, fructify, help, improve, make better, make progress, meliorate, mend, mitigate, palliate, promote, raise, rectify, reform, upgrade
Associated concepts: ameliorating facts and circumstances, ameliorating waste
See also: alter, amend, commute, cure, ease, emend, fix, help, meliorate, mitigate, modify, mollify, progress, rectify, reform, rehabilitate, relieve, remedy, renew, renovate, repair, restore, soothe, treat
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This is a concern because the effects of a contaminant can be unchanged, exacerbated, or ameliorated once contaminant exposure has ceased.
A third and related issue is defining conditions that might be ameliorated by probiotic or prebiotic therapies.
With specific respect to improving how problems are prevented and ameliorated, all school counselors and personnel designated as student support staff need to lead the way in establishing well-redesigned organizational and operational mechanisms that can provide the means for schools to (a) arrive at wise decisions about resource allocation; (b) maximize systematic and integrated planning, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of enabling activity; (c) outreach to create formal working relationships with community resources to bring some to a school and establish special linkages with others; and (d) upgrade and modernize interventions to reflect the best models and use of technology.
But as suddenly as the political situation deteriorated following a coup in the Solomons last June, it seems to have ameliorated, according to Anglican Bishop Terry Brown of the diocese of Malaita on a neighboring island.
Christiane Andersson's essay on censorship of images in Nuremberg (1521-1527), while not dealing directly with D[ddot{u}]rer, gives general background for the last years of the artist's life as the city attempted to deal with rising Reformation sympathies without giving unnecessary offense to Charles V, and showing that the punishments specified for publishing anti-Papal images and texts were often either commuted or ameliorated.
In follow-up tests, his group showed that extra thyroid hormone usually prevented or ameliorated the toxicity.
Concluding with repatriation, Garcia suggests that although more than half the Midwestern Mexican population left the region during the Great Depression, communities stabilized, and ethnic tensions were soon ameliorated.
By restoring the educational assistance exclusion of section 127 and making it permanent, the administrative burden on employers and the financial burdens on employees will be ameliorated.
The country remains prosperous: perhaps now that the human problems of this built cacophony of '80s values can be seen, its worst aspects can be ameliorated.
LONDON -- Morria Biopharmaceuticals Plc, a biopharmaceutical company focusing on novel, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, announced today that its leading oral drug candidate, MRX-5, markedly ameliorated IBD symptoms in independently-conducted pre-clinical studies in animals.
We found that dietary curcumin admixture ameliorated diabetes in high-fat diet-induced obese and leptin-deficient ob/ob male C57BL/6J mice as determined by glucose and insulin tolerance testing and hemoglobin Al c percentages.