Definition of altered
- … 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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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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