altered

adjective al·tered \ ˈȯl-tərd \
|Updated on: 23 Jul 2018

Definition of altered

: made different in some way
  • … she addressed me again, speaking in very altered tones; so altered, that I hardly recognised them as hers.
  • —Wilkie Collins
  • … no great change had taken place inside him, but his exterior was visibly altered.
  • —Booth Tarkington

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1563

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