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alter

(ôl′tər)
v. al·tered, al·tering, al·ters
v.tr.
To castrate or spay (an animal, such as a cat or a dog).
v.intr.
To change or become different.

al′ter·a·bil′i·ty, al′ter·a·ble·ness n.
al′ter·a·ble adj.
al′ter·a·bly adv.

alter

verb
(1) To castrate (obsolete). 
(2) To change in any manner.

Alter

An alternate or secondary personality in a patient with DID.

alter

euphemism for castration of a male animal; sometimes used as a synonym for spay of a female. Called also cut, geld.
References in classic literature ?
He had thought her wretchedly altered, and in the first moment of appeal, had spoken as he felt.
It left a red triangular scar on the scalp, and the lawyer's eyes altered, but not his smile.
As Miss Barlow rattled away cheerfully, he crumpled up the copy and tossed it into the waste-paper basket; but not before he had, automatically and by force of habit, altered the word "God" to the word "circumstances.
The next day I met him again in the office of the Palace Hotel, and seeing him about to repeat the disagreeable performance of the day before, intercepted him in a doorway, with a friendly salutation, and bluntly requested an explanation of his altered manner.
It is not known if the name of the letter was altered as an additional
People have been altering books practically for as long as there have been books but, Kirk says, the first modern altered book was a work titled "A Humament.
The native rhythm has been altered by artifacts, which are revealed as small pointed deflections on the "tips" of the QRS complexes.
I got into altered books after experimenting with mixed media for art trading cards, and also using scrapbooking techniques - it was almost a natural progression.
The altered female flies lunged like males, regardless of the sex of the fly they fought.
Cartoons broadcast domestically have not been altered, according to James Anderson, a spokesman for Cartoon Network, the U.
In another interesting practice that was actually captured a few years back in a PBS documentary of a South American tribe, the healer enters an altered state of consciousness from which to do his healing work.
YES Corn that is genetically modified to include a natural insecticide, cotton engineered to tolerate herbicides--if you've been reading about genetically altered crops, you may be asking yourself, "Why do we need this stuff?