What does alterative mean?

Definitions for alterative
al·ter·ative

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. curative, healing(p), alterative, remedial, sanative, therapeutic(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"

Wiktionary

  1. alterative(Noun)

    A medicine or treatment which works by changing processes within the body, rather than by evacuating something etc.

    Etymology: From alterativum, noun use of alterativus.

  2. alterative(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From alterativum, noun use of alterativus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alterative(adj)

    causing ateration

    Etymology: [L. alterativus: cf. F. altratif.]

  2. Alterative(adj)

    gradually changing, or tending to change, a morbid state of the functions into one of health

    Etymology: [L. alterativus: cf. F. altratif.]

  3. Alterative(noun)

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

    Etymology: [L. alterativus: cf. F. altratif.]

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How to say alterative in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of alterative in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of alterative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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