from The Century Dictionary.
- Producing alteration; effecting change.
- noun An alterative. Specifically, in dyeing, any substance employed to modify or change a color.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Altering; gradually changing.
- noun rare An alterative.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun Something that causes
alteration, that alters.
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Dr.J. Shortt states that it is an excellent alterant in syphilis in dose of 30 centigrams, morning and evening.
The leaves are diuretic and refreshing; the bark alterant.
I would always add an alterant architectural dimension to each dimension to make it as simple and quick as possible.