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1. alterative

adjective. tending to cure or restore to health.

Synonyms

  • therapeutic
  • healing
  • curative
  • healthful
  • sanative

Antonyms

  • worsening
  • unwholesome
  • septic
  • unsanitary

Etymology

  • alterativum (Latin)

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Sentences with alterative


1. Adjective
Mitchell notes that dandelion root has historically been used as an alterative, or healing substance, in the treatment of both spleen and liver enlargement.

2. Noun, singular or mass
According to Smith, wild indigo is a stimulating, antiseptic alterative that primarily affects your glandular and lymphatic systems.

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