1. changed in form or character without becoming something else (Freq. 1)

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"- Charles Dickens

Ant: ↑unaltered
Similar to: ↑adjusted, ↑changed, ↑emended, ↑edited, ↑paraphrastic, ↑revised
2. having testicles or ovaries removed
Syn: ↑neutered
Similar to: ↑castrated, ↑unsexed
3. changed in order to improve or made more fit for a particular purpose

seeds precisely adapted to the area


instructions altered to suit the children's different ages

Syn: ↑adapted
Similar to: ↑modified

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  • Altered — est un film d horreur américain réalisé par Eduardo Sánchez sur un scénario de Jamie Nash, sorti le 19 décembre 2006 aux États Unis et le 23 septembre 2009 en France seulement en DVD. Dix ans après le succès du film Projet… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • altered — altered; un·altered; …   English syllables

  • altered — index different, tempered Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • altered — [adj] changed adapted, adjusted, amended, converted, cooked, corrected, diversified, doctored, fitted, fixed, modified, qualified, redone, refitted, reformed, remade, remodeled, renovated, reshaped, retailored, revised, spiked, transformed,… …   New thesaurus

  • Altered — Infobox Film name = Altered caption = director = Eduardo Sánchez producer = Bob Chick Robinson Smith Grigg Hale writer = Jamie Nash (story screenplay) Eduardo Sánchez (story) starring = Paul McCarthy Boyington Brad William Henke Adam Kaufman… …   Wikipedia

  • Altered — Alter Al ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Altered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Altering}.] [F. alt[ e]rer, LL. alterare, fr. L. alter other, alius other. Cf. {Else}, {Other}.] 1. To make otherwise; to change in some respect, either partially or wholly; to vary;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • altered — adj. Altered is used with these nouns: ↑consciousness, ↑perception, ↑state …   Collocations dictionary

  • altered — adj British drunk, a joky euphemism from the notion of being (in an) altered state . An item of student slang in use in Lon don and elsewhere since around 2000 …   Contemporary slang

  • altered — (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Changed] Syn. modified, qualified, changed, revised; see changed 2 . 2. [Recut] Syn. fitted, refitted, renovated, adjusted, remade, reconstructed, redone, remodeled, retailored, taken in, let out, made fashionable, updated …   English dictionary for students

  • altered — al·ter || ɔːltÉ™ v. change, modify; be changed, be modified …   English contemporary dictionary