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Altering is a member of the word family alter, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun altering

What does altering mean as a name of something?


  1. the sterilization of an animal
    • example: I'm tired of altering my plans every time you change your mind.
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of altering: fixing / neutering
    • more generic words: sterilisation / sterilization = the act of making an organism barren or infertile
    • more specific words:

Phrases with Altering

  1. mind-altering drug
  2. consciousness-altering drug
  3. mind-altering

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Altering

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Google previewCanadian Patent Office Record (1907)

by Canada. Patent Office

Altering means interposed between said chamber and said bell, a second gas chamber, a tube establishing communication between said bell and said second chamber, a float in convenient juxtaposition to the upper part of said tube, a valve ...

Google previewSport Ethics in Context (2007)

by Debra Shogan

3° Little wonder body altering is a multibillion— dollar business in North America. Dieticians, electrolysists, cosmetic surgeons, fitness instructors, weight trainers, and makeup professionals assist individuals' attempts to achieve the standard or ...

Google previewA dictionary of practical medicine (1858)

comprising general pathology, the nature and treatment of diseases... with numerous prescriptions... a classification of diseases... a copious bibliography, with references; and an appendix of approved formulae.../ by James Copland... by James Copland

Altering Vital Actions — Alterants — Deob- struents .... ibid A. deobstraents - - ibid. B. Vegetable deobstruents - - ibid. C. Animal alterants and deobstruents ibid. Class XIII. — Stupefying ob Narcotising the Nervous System — Narcotics ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopaedia of Law (1887)

ALTERING.— The act of changing.1 ALWAYS. — The usual meaning of this word , viz., at all times, continually, continuously, has been modified and limited, where used in a statute, to the period of time to which the statute especially referred* ...

Google previewClimate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science and History [4 volumes] (2013)

An Encyclopedia of Science and History by Brian C. Black, David M. Hassenzahl Ph.D., Jennie C. Stephens, Gary Weisel, Nancy Gift

Adaptation strategies for cropping systems include: Using heat- and drought- resistant inputs; Altering or reassessing fertilizer rates; Altering the timing of irrigation and other water management practices; Enhancing pest, disease, and weed ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams (2012)

The Evolution, Function, Nature, and Mysteries of Slumber by Deirdre Barrett, Patrick McNamara

Altering. Dreaming. A wide variety of prescriptive and supplementary medications are reported to affect dreaming and/or induce nightmares. Until recently, studies addressing medication effects on dreaming focused on those neurochemicals ...

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Quotes about Altering

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes. (William James)
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Scrabble value of A1L1T1E1R1I1N1G2

The value of this 8-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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