Latin alterativus: compare with French altÃ©ratif.
IPA: WEAE /ËˆÉ”l.tÉšËŒaÉª.tÉªv/ or /ËˆÉ”l.tÉš.É™.tÉªv/
- Causing alteration. Specifically: Gradually changing, or tending to change, a morbid state of the functions into one of health. --Burton.
- A medicine or treatment which gradually induces a change, and restores healthy functions without sensible evacuations.