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Definition of "alterative" []

  • Tending to alter or produce alteration. (adjective)
  • Tending to restore to normal health. (adjective)
  • A treatment or medication that restores health. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "alterative" in a sentence
  • "No disrespect to whomever suggested it but when i saw “DaRyL” as a name alterative to this line, i thought it was a joke."
  • "Copa's voluntary gas-emissions offset program was developed in association with Sustainable Travel International (STI), a nonprofit organization that will invest passengers 'contributions to finance high-impact, sustainable-development programs such as alterative energy projects and reforestation."
  • "The moon and asteroids will also provide rare earth metals that are in short supply on Earth but are needed for the production of alterative sources of energy and the removal of carbon from the atmosphere."