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v. al·tered, al·tering, al·ters
To castrate or spay (an animal, such as a cat or a dog).
To change or become different.
al′ter·a·bil′i·ty, al′ter·a·ble·ness n.
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(1) To castrate (obsolete).
(2) To change in any manner.
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An alternate or secondary personality in a patient with DID.
Mentioned in: Multiple Personality Disorder
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