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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.
The most high God, in all things appertaining unto this
life, for sundry wise ends alternates the disposition
of good and evil. --Grew.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: (of a current) reversing direction; "alternating current"
2: occurring by turns; first one and then the other;
"alternating feelings of love and hate" [syn: alternate(a),
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