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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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The carryover effect analysis revealed that starting density in the postexposure phase was positively associated with postexposure mortality ([F.sub.1],39 = 8.76, p = 0.005), indicating that the heavy mortality imposed by atrazine during the exposure period was ameliorated after exposure by density-mediated compensation (Figure 2B).
Although formal divorce was almost impossible to obtain until the late nineteenth century, the law of separate property facilitated informal separations from abusive or spendthrift husbands, and ameliorated women's subordination in the family.
And while this problem may be temporarily ameliorated by, say, throwing cash at the customer, in the long run--which nowadays is comparatively short--the customer will migrate to the best value.
Those symptoms can be ameliorated by administering synthetic thyroid hormone before the child is three months old.
(The corridors, foyer and hall spaces are all intended to act as exhibition as well as circulation areas, so presumably the rather grim effect seen when the building opened will soon be ameliorated by the work of the students.)
The challenge is ameliorated by the 5TP-Milly unit available From KPT/Kaiser (Elk Grove Village, IL].
We also learn that the penalties enforced on men ameliorated to some degree the harshness for women of the sexual double standard.
The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) stated in a 1982 report that 52 percent of all indoor air quality problems can be prevented or ameliorated by proper ventilation system construction and maintenance.
The scale of this glass expanse is ameliorated by the dextrous use of a layer of elegant thin hardwood slats which provides a degree of shading from the sun, and a welcome moment of small detail.
Then, whether rat peritoneal tissue damages induced by intraperitoneal administration of glucose-based PD is ameliorated by PLP or HGF was examined.