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Alterative - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Alterative' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Alterative [ a.]
- Causing ateration.
- Gradually changing, or tending to change, a morbid state of the functions into one of health.
2 . Alterative [ n.]
- A medicine or treatment which gradually induces a change, and restores healthy functions without sensible evacuations.

Meaning of 'Alterative' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . alterative [ s]
Meaning (1):
- tending to cure or restore to health
Example in sentence:
  • a sanative environment of mountains and fresh air;
  • a therapeutic agent;
  • curative powers of herbal remedies;
  • her gentle healing hand;
  • remedial surgery;
  • therapeutic diets