Today's Word "Ameliorate"
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ameliorate \a-MEL-yuh-rayt, uh-MEE-lee-\ (verb tr., intr.) - To make or grow better; to improve; also meliorate.
"After an extended hospital stay, the tedium, discomfort, and confinement of Susan's extended illness was ameliorated by the warm, familiar surroundings of her room at home along with her compassionate and loving family."
Alteration of meliorate, from Late Latin melioratus, past participle of meliorare, from Latin melior (better).