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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 previewEncyclopaedia Britannica, Or a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1810)

Alterative, purgative, and anthelmintic; useful in fcurvy, fcrophula, and cutaneous difeafes. Ufed externally for ftrains and paralytic weakneffes. Aftringent and corroborant. Useful in all kinds of inward discharges of blood. - Diuretic and laxative.

Google previewThe Ayurveda Encyclopedia (2007)

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

Sprouts Energetics: Astringent, sweet/cold/sweet PKV+ excess Actions: Alterative, antacid, febrifuge Indications: Counter toxins, cleanses liver and bile; alcoholism, hyperacidity. Beets (Chukander - H) Energetics: Sweet/hot/ sweet ...

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

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica (1810)

Or a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Miscellaneous Litterature

Alterative and corroborant. The water i3 taken from half a ...

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 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 previewLexicon Pharmaceuticum, Or a Pharmaceutical Dictionary (1828)

Comprehending the Pharmacopoeias of London, Edinburgh, and Dublin, with a Variety of Other Useful Information Relative to Medicine and Pharmacy, Designed Expressly for the Use of Students by Thomas Castle

The medical virtues of sul- pburet of antimony are slightly dia- phoreticand alterative; with which intentions, it is sometimes employed internally, in doses of from ten grains to two scruples, afier evacuating the howels, in the same cases as ...

Google previewThe New London Medical and Surgical Dictionary, Etc (1826)

by J. S. Forsyth

_ *_,,*An alterative and anti-venereal pill, which mostly acts on the bowels if given in sufficient quantity to attempt the removal of the venereal disease, and therefore requires the addition of opium. The dose is from five grains to a scruple.

Google previewA Dictionary of the Economic Products of India (2014)

by George Watt

The entire PLANT is regarded as a valuable alterative and tonic, and is used in general debility, fever, jaundice, skin diseases, rheumatism, urinary diseases, dyspepsia, &c. It enters into the composition of many elaborate prescriptions by ...

Google previewLexicon Medicum, Or, Medical Dictionary (1848)

Containing an Explanation of the Terms in Anatomy, Human and Comparative, Botany, Chemistry, Forensic Medicine, Materia Medica, Obstetrics, Pharmacy, Physiology, Practice of Physic, Surgery, Toxicology, and the Different Branches of Natural Sciences Connected with Medicine, Together with a Variety of Information on All These Subjects by Robert Hooper, Klein Grant

alterative, and given to children in small doses. venereal ulcers. and diseases of...

It is given as an alterative and diaphoretic, in chronic pains and diseases'of long continuance. It is given as ...

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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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