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Meliorate  v. t.  (past & past part. meliorated; pres. part. meliorating)  To make better; to improve; to ameliorate; to soften; to make more tolerable. "Nature by art we nobly meliorate." "The pure and benign light of revelation has had a meliorating influence on mankind."

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"Meliorate" Quotes from Famous Books

... stand. To tell the sev'ral natures of each earth, What fruits from each most properly take birth: And with what arts to enrich every mould, The dry to moisten, and to warm the cold. 590 But when we graft, or buds inoculate, Nature by art we nobly meliorate; As Orpheus' music wildest beasts did tame, From the sour crab the sweetest apple came: The mother to the daughter goes to school, The species changed, doth her law overrule; Nature herself doth from herself depart, ...
— Poetical Works of Edmund Waller and Sir John Denham • Edmund Waller; John Denham

... minute separation of the parts takes place; the germination of the radicles and acrospire carries off the cohesive properties of the barley, thereby contributing to the preparation of the saccharine matter, which it has no tendency to extract, or otherwise injure, but to increase and meliorate, so long as the acrospire is confined within the husk; and by as much as it is wanting of the end of the grain, by so much does the malt fall short of perfection; and in proportion as it is advanced beyond, ...
— The American Practical Brewer and Tanner • Joseph Coppinger

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