Definition of ameliorative in English:

ameliorative

adjective

formal
  • See ameliorate

    • ‘While buyers are not thrilled by rising prices, rising prices are one of the ameliorative responses to changes in scarcity conditions.’
    • ‘A critical scholarship is an important part of the ameliorative scheme, although such criticism is not the exclusive solution.’
    • ‘As our awareness of the extinction crisis has grown, we have taken some ameliorative actions.’
    • ‘I think the ameliorative treatments have been a godsend.’
    • ‘And I agree, also, with her description of a more ameliorative social policy for working families.’

Pronunciation

ameliorative

/əˈmiːlɪərətɪv/