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Definition of the adjective alterative

What does alterative mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective

  1. tending to cure or restore to health

Alternative definition of the adjective alterative

adjective

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

Definition of the noun alterative

What does alterative mean as a name of something?

noun

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

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Google previewDictionary of the English Language (Complete and Unabridged) (2011)

by Samuel Johnson

ALTERATIVE (A'LTERATIVE) adj.[from alter.] Medicines called ...

Google previewThe Ayurveda Encyclopedia (2007)

Natural Secrets to Healing, Prevention, and Longevity by Swami Sadashiva Tirtha

— Zucchini and Yellow Energetics: Sweet, astringent/cold/pungent VPK; V+ excess Actions: Alterative, diuretic, refrigerant, expectorant Indications: Summer anti-heat food.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge (1806)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

Alterative, purgative, and anthel- mmtic ; useful in scurvy, scrofula, and outine- ous diseases. Used externally for strains and paralytic weaknesses. Hartsell, in Annandale, Scotland. Green vitriol. Astringent and corroborant. Useful in all inward ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc. : Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

Alterative, purgative, and anthelmintic; useful in scurvy, scrofula, and cutaneous diseases. Used externally for strains and paralytic weaknesses. Hartfell, in Annandale, Scotland. Green vitriol. Aftringent and corroborant. Useful in all inward ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

Alterative, purgative, and antbel- mintic ; useful in scurvy, scrofula, and cutaneous diseases. Used externally for strains and paralytic weaknesses. Hartfell, in Aunandale, Scotland. Green vitriol. Astringent and corroborant. Useful in all inward ...

Google previewMiller's dictionary of gardening, botany, and agriculture; revised (1834)

by Philip Miller

ALTERATIVE MEDICINES— ALTERNANTHERA. copious dressing of long dung and a portion of coal ashes (taking care not to overdo the latter) will tend to render it more friable and open. Next to manuring, the most important processes ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica (1817)

Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature ...

Alterative, purgative, and anthelmintic; useful in scurvy, scrofula, and cutaneous diseases. Used externally for strains and paralytic weaknesses. Astringent and corroborant. Useful in all kinds of inward discharges of blood. Diuretic and laxative ...

Google previewThe Philadelphia Medical Dictionary (1808)

Containing a Concise Explanation of All the Terms Used in Medicine, Surgery, Pharmacy, Botany, Natural History, Chymistry, and Materia Medica by John Redman Coxe

•Alliotica, an alterative medicine. •Allium, common garlic. alhinum, Y ophioscorodon, agninum, or spotted ranmontanum, X-soms ; Vipers ursinum, garlic, crow garvictorialis, J lic or rocambele. cefa, cepa, or onion. . cyfrium, great garlic. gallicum ...

Google previewThe British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences (1809)

by William Nicholson

Alterative medicines must be given at the same time. Hare-lip is a deformity existing from birth, attended frequently with a fissure in the jaw and palate. Its cure consists in paring the margin of the fissure, and bring ing the edges into contact, ...

Google previewTHE ENCYCLOPEDIA AMERICANA (1919)

The root is used for its alterative properties in treating various diseases of the skin and blood, and in certain cases in relieving pain and allaying inflammation. It also acts upon the bowels ana causes vomiting. The matured berries are also ...

Google previewThe new encyclopædia; or, Universal dictionary ofarts and sciences (1807)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

Alterative, purgative, and anthel- mintic ; useful in scurvy, scrofula, and cuune- ous diseases. Used externally for strains and paralytic weaknesses. Hartfell, in Annandale, Scotland. Green vitriol. Astringent and corroborant. Useful in all inward ...

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Alterative Meaning

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Scrabble value of A1L1T1E1R1A1T1I1V4E1

The value of this 10-letter word is 13 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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