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Meaning of alterative

al•ter•a•tive

Pronunciation: (ôl'tu-rā"tiv, -tur-u-tiv), [key]
— adj.
  1. tending to alter.
  2. gradually restoring healthy bodily functions.
—n.
  1. an alterative remedy.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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