On this page:
Definition of the noun alterant
What does alterant mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: alterants
- Something that causes alteration, that alters.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for alterant
Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):
Encyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)
Alterant and diaphoretic. Infusions and extract. Sassafras. Laurus saffafras. The root. Alterant, aperient, and c6r'roborant. An essential oil ; an ingredient in some officinal preparations. Satureia. Satureia bortensisf Summer savory. The leaves.
Containing a Brief Account of All the Substances and Processes in Use in the Arts of Dyeing and Printing Textile Fabrics
Alterant. — Term invented by Bancroft, to designate any substance employed to modify or change the hue of a dyed color; as for example, cotton mordanted in tin and dyed in logwood, acquires a very dull color, but if passed through weak ...
A Dictionary of Entomology (2011)
ALTERANT Adj. (Late Latin, alterant, singular of alterāns = changing + alterāre, alter other + ...
Encyclopaedia Britannica (1810)
Or a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Miscellaneous Litterature
Alterant, and diaphoretic. Alterant, . aperient, . An essential oil;, an ingre- and corroborant. ent in some- officinal pro. parations. A very pungent warm aromatic. Coagulant and cor- Salep supposed to be a pre- The root.
Intended to Exhibit: I. The Origin and the Affinities of Every English Word ... II. The Orthography and the Pronunciation of Words ... III. Accurate and Discriminating Definitions of Technical and Scientific Terms ... To which are Prefixed an Introductory Dissertation on the Origin, History, and Connection of the Languages of Western Asia and of Europe and a Concise Grammar, Philosophical and Practical, of the English Language by Noah Webster
ALTERANT, a. changing. ALTERANT, n. A medicine which, without a sensible operation, gradually corrects the state of the body and changes it from a diseased to a healthy condition. An alterative. Encyc. Quincy. ALTERATION, n. [L. alteratio.] ...
A dictionary of the English language. Abstracted from the folio ed., by the author. To which is prefixed, an English grammar. To this ed. are added, a history of the English language [&c.]. (1768)
by Samuel Johnson
ALTERANT, a. [alterant, Fr.] That which ha*, the power of producing changes. Bacon. ALTERATION, j.
A dictionary of the English language. Abstracted from the folio ed., by the author. To which is prefixed, A grammar of the English language. [Another] (1799)
by Samuel Johnson
[alterant, French.] That has the power of producing changes in any thing. Bacon. ALTERATION./, [horn alter; alteration, French.] 1. The act of altering or changing. Hooker.
by Thomas Lathrop Stedman
alterant (awl' tur-ant) [L. alterare, to change.] Alterative. 1. Causing a favorable change in the disordered functions of the body or in metabolism. 2. A remedy, such as arsenic, ...
by Caroline Wormeley Latimer
ALTERANT ALVEUS alterant, alterative. An old term for a medicine which is supposed to produce favorable changes in the body without appreciably changing the nature of its fluids and solids. The following drugs were classed as alteratives: ...
Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for alterant
Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:
Video about alterant
Video shows what alterant means. Something that causes alteration, that alters.. Alterant Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to say ...
See also the pronunciation examples of alterant!
Scrabble value of A1L1T1E1R1A1N1T1
The value of this 8-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
Anagrams of ALTERANT
What do you get if you rearrange the letters?
See also the blanagrams of alterant!
Share this page
Go to the pronunciation of alterant to learn how to say it correctly!