- The action or process of altering or being altered: careful alteration of old buildings [count noun]: alterations had to be madeMore example sentences
change, adjustment, adaptation, modification, variation, conversion, revision, amendment; remodelling, reshaping, remoulding, redoing, reconstruction, rebuilding, recasting, reorganization, rearrangement, reordering, reshuffling, restyling, rejigging, reworking, renewal, renewing, revamping, renovation, remaking; metamorphosis, transformation, transfiguration, translation, evolution, mutation, sea change• humorous transmogrification
- The only major alteration was the transformation of a poky shower room and toilet into an elegant pampering place.
- Is it even remotely possible that there will be a grand macro change without significant micro alteration here?
- Jung accepted that this course is never intractably fixed; it may at any time be subject to alteration.
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- Deborah Willis celebrates the alterative body of a black female body-builder: hard-muscled and tattooed, the woman's physical prowess is evident through the close-up of her contoured back and torso.
- Amalaki is considered to be a Pitta rasayana, with astringent, stomachic, carminative, alterative, immunomodulant, adaptogenic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antipyretic, and trichogenous properties.
- Medicines and herbs that are cooling, purging, laxative, antipyretic, alterative and blood detoxifying, cholagogic (releasing bile) are appropriate for treating Fire imbalances.
late Middle English: from Old French, or from late Latin alteratio(n-), from the verb alterare (see alter).