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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.
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Kabir Bedi: Deeply saddened by the passing of Tom Alter, a wonderful person, terrific actor on stage and screen, lover of Urdu poetry.
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As a result, the underlying fears will dissipate, and, in those rare cases where a dishonest person may falsely alter an image, the judicial system will recognize and effectively address the problem.
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This procedure -- introducing a mutation at a specific site in a gene to alter the structure and shape of a protein -- was revolutionary in the early 1980s, although it is now a standard part of rational drug design.
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To provide corporations with guidance relating to insulating themselves from, or planning for, state tax liability, this article will review four areas: the nature and history of the nexus requirement, the status of the agency approach, the status of the alter ego approach, and the status of the unitary approach.
Veteran Indian actor Tom Alter, who died on Friday night after a long battle with skin cancer, was the son of American Christian missionaries who came to Mussoorie in the north Indian state of Uttarakand in 1950.
by PTI Veteran film, television and theatre actor and Padma Tom Alter died aged 67 on Saturday.