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Definition of "ameliorating" []

  • Present participle of ameliorate. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "ameliorating" in a sentence
  • "After all, whatever one wants to say about the efficacy of any particular “New Deal” program in ameliorating the pain, I think everyone agrees that it was the transformation of the American economy for war (Federal spending up to 45% of GDP) and of course the massive employment the war effort demanded (on top of the death of half a million working age citizens) which actually nailed the coffin of the depression/recession."
  • "Yet the very success that Bernanke and Paulson (and later, the Obama administration) seem to have had in ameliorating the crisis may, over time, carry unintended consequences."
  • "I believe they have certain ameliorating powers, in the face of unavoidable disaster, or, for that matter, petty annoyance."