Definition of alteration in English:

alteration

Line breaks: al¦ter|ation
Pronunciation: /ɔːltəˈreɪʃ(ə)n
 
, ˈɒl-/

noun

[mass noun]

Derivatives

alterative

adjective
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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.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French, or from late Latin alteratio(n-), from the verb alterare (see alter).

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