alterative

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noun

al·​ter·​ative ˈȯl-tə-ˌrāt-iv, -rət- How to pronounce alterative (audio)
: a drug used empirically to alter favorably the course of an ailment

alterative

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adjective

: causing alteration

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“Alterative.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/alterative. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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