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Definition of the adjective ameliorative

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  1. tending to ameliorate

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (2005)

Ameliorative. therapy. Ameliorative therapies are treatments used to relieve symptoms; also known as palliative treatments, ameliorative therapies do not cure diseases but they make conditions better or more tolerable.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences, Three-Volume Set (2003)

by Denis J Murphy, Brian G Murray

ameliorative process. These include theability ofthe matrix to act as:(1)a nutrient trapping system; (2)a medium for transport of compounds between cells, anda suitable environment for enzyme action maintaining biodegradative enzymes in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Evaluation (2005)

by Sandra Mathison

Participatory, deliberative, and democratic approaches to evaluation reflect the ameliorative assumption based on faith in inclusiveness, participation, public dialogue, and constructivism as the means to improving or helping. Programs ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Peace Education (2008)

by Monisha Bajaj

There has always been and, we hope, will continue to be a humanitarian and ameliorative element that has impelled many...

The "ameliorative" element, which forms the basis on which peace education comes within the domain of ...

Google previewAfrican Americans and Criminal Justice: An Encyclopedia (2014)

An Encyclopedia by Delores D. Jones-Brown, Beverly D. Frazier, Marvie Brooks

All doors are not closed, however, and environmental justice activism most strongly persists under an ameliorative approach involving public relations, agency hearings, mediation, local grassroots organizing, boycotts, protests, and research ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence (2008)

by Claire M. Renzetti, Jeffrey L. Edleson

Many early centers denounced ameliorative treatment for victims, viewing it as victim blaming and accepting of the status quo—that is, the inevitability of women's being raped. They believed psychological treatment told victims the rape was ...

Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

ameliorative ametabolous development ameliorative. able or tending to ameliorate. amendment, la: change or alteration. Ib: revision. Ic: addition. Id: ( legislative) act, bill, reform, or rider, soil amendment, la: any material added to soil to improve ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Clinical Child and Pediatric Psychology (2012)

by Thomas H. Ollendick, Carolyn S. Schroeder

With regard to type, goals are linked to intervention purpose, that is, whether the aim is preventive, ameliorative, or enhancement-oriented. Preventive interventions attempt to offset problems before they emerge, whereas ameliorative ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion (2013)

2-volume Set by Robert Wuthnow

Liberalism has certainly had ameliorative ambitions, whether the emphasis be the rule of law, economic growth through market institutions, or prospects ...

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Scrabble value of A1M3E1L1I1O1R1A1T1I1V4E1

The value of this 12-letter word is 17 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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