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Pronunciation:  'beturmunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of relieving ills and changing for the better
  2. [n]  a change for the better; progress in development
  3. [n]  an improvement that adds to the value of a property or facility

BETTERMENT is a 10 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: advance, amelioration, improvement, melioration
 See Also: accommodation, adjustment, conservation, elaboration, fitting, improvement, improvement, melioration, preservation, recovery, refinement, resurgence, revitalisation, revitalization, revival, revivification, shift, transformation, transmutation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bet"ter*ment\, n.
1. A making better; amendment; improvement. --W. Montagu.

2. (Law) An improvement of an estate which renders it better
   than mere repairing would do; -- generally used in the
   plural. [U. S.] --Bouvier.

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