\ˈɒltəɹətˌɪv], \ˈɒltəɹətˌɪv], \ˈɒ_l_t_ə_ɹ_ə_t_ˌɪ_v]\
Definitions of ALTERATIVE
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 1913 - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
- 1790 - A Complete Dictionary of the English Language
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An agent considered to be capable of producing a salutary change in a disease, but without exciting any sensible evacuation. As medicine improves, this uncertain class of remedies becomes, of necessity, diminished in number. See Eutrophic. (F.) Alterant. The French term likewise means, that which causes thirst,-Siticulo'sus, Dipset'icus, as alterer means both to change, and to cause thirst. S'alterer is to experience a change for the worse.
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