[n] a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses; "justice was for sale before the reform of the law courts"
[n] self-improvement in behavior or morals by abandoning some vice; "the family rejoiced in the drunkard's reform"
[n] a campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices; "the reforms he proposed were too radical for the politicians"
[v] change for the better; "The lazy student promised to reform"; "the habitual cheater finally saw the light"
[v] make reforms in by removing abuse and injustices; "reform a political system"
[v] improve by alteration or correction of errors or defects and put into a better condition; "reform the health system in this country"
[v] break up the molecules of ("reform oil")
[v] produce by cracking; "reform gas"
[v] bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one; "The Church reformed me"; "reform your conduct"