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alterative


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alterative  \Al"ter*a*tive\,  a.  [L.  alterativus:  cf  F. 
  alt['e]ratif.] 
  Causing  ateration.  Specifically:  Gradually  changing,  or 
  tending  to  change,  a  morbid  state  of  the  functions  into  one 
  of  health.  --Burton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alterative  \Al"ter*a*tive\,  n. 
  A  medicine  or  treatment  which  gradually  induces  a  change,  and 
  restores  healthy  functions  without  sensible  evacuations. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alterative 
  adj  :  tending  to  cure  or  restore  to  health;  "curative  powers  of 
  herbal  remedies";  "her  gentle  healing  hand";  "remedial 
  surgery";  "a  sanative  environment  of  mountains  and 
  fresh  air";  "a  therapeutic  agent";  "therapeutic  diets" 
  [syn:  {curative},  {healing(p)},  {remedial},  {sanative}, 
  {therapeutic}] 




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