adulterate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to create impure by the addition of extraneous, incorrect, or inferior components.
    • To defile by adultery.
    • To corrupt, debase, or make impure by an admixture of a foreign or a baser material
  • adjective:
    • Spurious; adulterated.
    • Adulterous.
    • Tending to dedicate adultery.
    • Corrupted; impure; adulterated.
    • Tainted with adultery.
    • Debased because of the admixture of a foreign compound; adulterated; spurious.
    • combined with impurities
  • verb:
    • To corrupt.
    • To ruin with the addition of impurities.
    • corrupt, debase, or make impure by the addition of a foreign or substandard compound; often by replacing valuable ingredients with substandard people
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To commit adultery.
  • others:
    • To debase or decline by an admixture of international or baser products or elements: as, to adulterate meals, drugs, or coins; adulterated doctrines.
    • To graft; provide a hybrid character to.
    • To defile by adultery.
    • Synonyms to combine, degrade, corrupt, contaminate, vitiate, alloy, sophisticate.
    • To devote adultery.
    • Tainted with adultery: as, “the adulterate Hastings,”
    • Debased by international mixture; adulterated: as, “adulterate copper,” Swift, Miscellanies.

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