Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Changed; different. Specifically— In geology, metamorphosed: applied to a rock of which the constituent minerals have been changed by chemical action subsequently to its formation or deposition. Rocks are commonly rendered harder and more crystalline by such alteration. When softening of crystalline rocks takes place, it is usually accompanied by hydratation, or the taking up of water.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of alter.
- adj. changed in order to improve or made more fit for a particular purpose
- adj. changed in form or character without becoming something else
- adj. having testicles or ovaries removed
“His expression altered subtly, his gaze becoming both lambent and predatory.”
“However, when Basilisco looked at those with what he calls "altered somatization," he found that "patients with altered somatization are four times more likely to report lactose intolerance.”
“Lord Chancellor, and increased in acerbity as he described what he called the altered mind of his honourable and learned friend the”
“Then he said some very heavy things against the Lord Chancellor, and increased in acerbity as he described what he called the altered mind of his honourable and learned friend the Attorney-General.”
“In response, Martika's greatest hits album was repackaged with its title altered to "Toy Soldiers: The Best of Martika.”
“It seems that "altered" is all the rage, and has been for several years.”
“Prize-winning American artist Mimi Shapiro, who specializes in altered books, and acclaimed British designer Paul Johnson, who will discuss the book as architecture, are among the speakers.”
“What we lack in altered skeletons we make up for in bunions”
“Trick-or-treating came to us, in altered form, from that hallowed country across the pond.”
“NOTE: This DD214 appears to have been altered from the original by inserting the remarks highlighted in yellow.”
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