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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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The policy purchase is not alterable even if your wealth changes or decreases in the future.
But regardless of the label, it speaks to the importance of approaching time-critical projects with an attitude that "building Rome in a day" is possible-at least figuratively-if circumstances are alterable.
the signature is not alterable, because any alteration of the content of the document results in the fact that the signature cannot be validated with the public key of the releaser;
La musica es fragil tambien porque es extremadamente alterable, tal vez lo mas alterable.
1) Our experience of using objects is situated in an elusive, subliminal, fluid and alterable territory that evades precise definition or classification.
Lo corporeo en Orozco es alterable debido a que lo que importa en esta obra son los mundos inmateriales.
Frank shows that these human qualities are both alterable and unrelated to any particular biological features.
Dominant beliefs, held most strongly by those in power and those they lead, are typically at pains to suggest they are no more alterable by human hands than is the orbit of the Earth.
Identifying alterable patterns in employment success for highly successful adults with learning disabilities.
2 Some risk factors such as genetics and age are not alterable, but other factors can be controlled by lifestyle modifications or medications.
These commissioners did not inform these Native people that this was a fixed-term treaty, that is was not alterable, and nonnegotiable for the Indians.
Also, faster conversion speeds will allow these approaches to take over some of the traditional analog functions while adding new capabilities through dynamically alterable algorithms.