• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Meliorator One who meliorates.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n meliorator One who or that which meliorates or makes better.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Meliorator an improver
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The greatest meliorator of the world is selfish, huckstering Trade.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. meliorāre, -ātum, to make better.


In literature:

As an inevitable result of all the influences that constitute his world he finds himself yearning for meliorism as the crownpiece.
"The Vitalized School" by Francis B. Pearson
It was a meliorating thought, and while it held I could be less revengeful.
"The Master of Appleby" by Francis Lynde
Rather let us say that that is very natural which nature permits us to meliorate in her handiwork.
"The Training of a Public Speaker" by Grenville Kleiser
I trust that a brighter future is to come, not from the desolation, but from gradual, meliorating changes of the present.
"Harvard Classics Volume 28" by Various
Quia melior est dies una in atriis tuis, super milia.
"The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book" by Various
Yesterday not a bird peeped; the world was barren, peaked, and pining: to-day 't is inconceivably populous; creation swarms and meliorates.
"The Life Radiant" by Lilian Whiting
They reached the palace at last, and the emperor led William into the hall, and sent a messenger for Melior, his daughter.
"The Red Romance Book" by Various
"The Right of American Slavery" by True Worthy Hoit
Melior is no scold, but she is also no milksop.
"A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1" by George Saintsbury
Among the better classes conventionality has, doubtless, somewhat meliorated their condition.
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne
This is the 'pars melior' of every book collector, and it is indeed the better part with Atticus.
"Bibliomania; or Book-Madness" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
Peace followed victory, and the melioration of the condition of the enemy followed peace.
"From Farm House to the White House" by William M. Thayer
It has a secret but powerful influence in softening and meliorating the disposition.
"The New-York Weekly Magazine" by Various
Advancing years presented a softening, meliorating, ripening influence.
"Memorials of the Independent Churches in Northamptonshire" by Thomas Coleman
MONISM AND MELIORISM, A Philosophical Essay on Causality and Ethics.
"Darwin, and After Darwin (Vol 3 of 3)" by George John Romanes
Our mild meliorations delude us.
"The Critical Game" by John Albert Macy
To the boy they gave the name of Cleomades, while his sisters were called Melior, Soliadis, and Maxima.
"Legends & Romances of Spain" by Lewis Spence
Melioration is for all.
"Abraham Lincoln's Cardinal Traits;" by Clark S. Beardslee
If the consolations of true religion are proffered, they are either spurned with anger, or merely produce an evanescent melioration.
"Curiosities of Medical Experience" by J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
Mr. Buxton's public life was devoted to meliorating the condition of the unfortunate classes of society.
"Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland" by Henry B. Stanton

In poetry:

And many a thousand summers
My apples ripened well,
And light from meliorating stars
With firmer glory fell.
"Song of Nature" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
And many a thousand summers
My gardens ripened well,
And light from meliorating stars
With firmer glory fell.
"Song Of Nature" by Henry David Thoreau
Let Ceylon's envied plant perfume the seas,
Till torn to season the Batavian bowl;
Ours is the breast whose genuine ardours please,
Nor need a drug to meliorate the soul.
"Elegy XIV. Declining an Invitation To Visit Foreign Countries" by William Shenstone

In science:

In order to obtain exact results, people usually use exact interpolation methods to meliorate intermediate expression swell problem arising from symbolic computations [19−23] .
Obtaining Exact Interpolation Multivariate Polynomial by Approximation
The basic idea is to shift the contour of radial integration in the loop integral into the complex plane such that singularities in the angular integral are meliorated.
Analytic structure of the Landau gauge gluon propagator