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al·ter·a·tive

 (ôl′tə-rā′tĭv, -tər-ə-tĭv)
adj.
1. Tending to alter or produce alteration.
2. Tending to restore to normal health.
n.
A treatment or medication that restores health.

alterative

(ˈɔːltərətɪv)
adj
1. likely or able to produce alteration
2. (Pharmacology) obsolete (of a drug) able to restore normal health
n
(Pharmacology) obsolete a drug that restores normal health
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.alterative - tending to cure or restore to healthalterative - 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"
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