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Adjective: altered  ol-tu(r)d [N. Amer], ól-tu(r)d or ol-tu(r)d [Brit]
  1. Changed in form or character without becoming something else
    "the altered policy promised success"; "following an altered course we soon found ourselves back in civilization"; "he looked...with clouded eyes and with an altered manner of breathing"
  2. Having testicles or ovaries removed
    - neutered
  3. Changed in order to improve or made more fit for a particular purpose
    "instructions altered to suit the children's different ages";
    - adapted
Verb: alter  ol-tu(r) [N. Amer], ol-tu(r) or ól-tu(r) [Brit]
  1. Make different; cause a transformation
    "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city";
    - change, modify
  2. Become different in some particular way
    "her mood alters in accordance with the weather";
    - change, vary
  3. Make an alteration to
    "This dress needs to be altered"
  4. Insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby
    - interpolate, falsify
  5. Remove the ovaries of
    "Is your cat altered?";
    - neuter, spay, castrate

See also: adjusted, castrated, changed, edited, emended, modified, paraphrastic, revised, unsexed

Type of: desex, desexualise [Brit], desexualize, edit, fix, redact, sterilise [Brit], sterilize, unsex

Antonym: unaltered

Encyclopedia: Altered

Alter, Michael