Amelioration: Not a word confined to medicine but a word used in medicine, amelioration is synonymous with improvement.
If a patient's condition shows amelioration, the patient is clearly better -- there is some improvement in her or his condition.
Amelioration infers that an effort is being made to correct or at least make more acceptable conditions that are difficult to endure.
The word "amelioration" is compounded from the Latin "ad",-", to or toward + ""melior", better = toward better = improvement.< /BODY >
â€“noun 1. an act or instance of ameliorating ; the state of being ameliorated . 2. something that ameliorates ; an improvement. 3. melioration ( def. 1 ) . Use ...
aÂ·meÂ·lioÂ·raÂ·tion (-m l y-r sh n) n. 1. The act or an instance of ameliorating. 2. The state of being ameliorated; improvement. amelioration [É™ËŒmiËljÉ™ËˆreÉªÊƒÉ™n]
Definition of AMELIORATE. transitive verb: to make better or more tolerable. intransitive verb: to grow better â€” ameÂ·lioÂ·raÂ·tion \-ËŒ mÄ“l-yÉ™-Ëˆ rÄ-shÉ™n, - ËŒ ...
Library > Literature & Language > Dictionary ( É™-mÄ“l ' yÉ™-rÄ ' shÉ™n ) n. The act or an instance of ameliorating. The state of being ameliorated; improvement.
The upgrading or elevation of a word's meaning, as when a word with a negative sense develops a positive one.