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 for alternating
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Alternate \Al"ter*nate\ (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Alternated; p. pr. & vb. n. Alternating.] [L. alternatus,
     p. p. of alternare. See Altern.]
     To perform by turns, or in succession; to cause to succeed by
     turns; to interchange regularly.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           The most high God, in all things appertaining unto this
           life, for sundry wise ends alternates the disposition
           of good and evil.                        --Grew.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  alternating
      adj 1: (of a current) reversing direction; "alternating current"
             [ant: direct]
      2: occurring by turns; first one and then the other;
         "alternating feelings of love and hate" [syn: alternate(a),
         alternating(a)]

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