Complete Definition of "alterative"

English
Etymology
Latin alterativus: compare with French altératif.

Pronunciation
IPA: WEAE /ËÉl.tÉËaɪ.tɪv/ or /ËÉl.tÉ.É.tɪv/

Adjective

  1. Causing alteration. Specifically: Gradually changing, or tending to change, a morbid state of the functions into one of health. --Burton.

Noun

  1. A medicine or treatment which gradually induces a change, and restores healthy functions without sensible evacuations.

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