alterative(redirected from Alteratives)
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1. Tending to alter or produce alteration.
2. Tending to restore to normal health.
A treatment or medication that restores health.
1. likely or able to produce alteration
2. (Pharmacology) obsolete (of a drug) able to restore normal health
(Pharmacology) obsolete a drug that restores normal health
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|Adj.||1.||alterative - tending to cure or restore to health; "curative powers of herbal remedies"; "her gentle healing hand"; "remedial surgery"; "a sanative environment of mountains and fresh air"; "a therapeutic agent"; "therapeutic diets"|
healthful - conducive to good health of body or mind; "a healthful climate"; "a healthful environment"; "healthful nutrition"; "healthful sleep"; "Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance"