Definition of Alterant

1. a. Altering; gradually changing.



2. n. An alterative.

Definition of Alterant

1. Noun. Something that causes alteration, that alters. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Alterant

1. something that alters [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alterant

altbiers
altepetl
altepetls
alteplase
alter
alter-ego
alter-egos
alter ego
alter egos
alterabilities
alterability
alterable
alterableness
alterables
alterably
alterant (current term)
alterants
alteration
alterations
alterative
alterative inflammation
alteratives
altercate
altercated
altercates
altercating
altercation
altercations
altercative
altercursive intubation

Literary usage of Alterant

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1. Applied Chemistry by Edward Andrew Parnell (1844)
"The most probable explanation of the action of the alterant in such a case as the above, is the following : With a proper proportion of the coloring matter ..."

2. History of Medicine: From Its Origin to the Nineteenth Century, with an by Pierre Victor Renouard (1856)
"alterant MEDICATION'. The fourth book treats of alterant medication; that is, of a medication destined to modify the state or temperament of parts. ..."

3. Practitioner's medical dictionary by George Milbry Gould (1910)
"... Smilax officinali!, alterant, detergent, diaphoretic, and stimulant. Dose 2-5 gr. (o. 13-0.32 Gm.). 2. ..."

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