adulteration definition

  • noun:
    • The activity of adulterating, becoming mixed with extraneous material, illicit substitution of 1 substance for another.
    • The act of adulterating; corruption, or debasement (esp. of meals or beverage) by international mixture.
    • An adulterated condition or product.
    • The act of adulterating, and/or state to be adulterated or debased by admixture with another thing, generally speaking of inferior quality; the utilization, in creation of any professedly real article, of ingredients which are less expensive and of an inferior high quality, or that aren't considered therefore desirable because of the consumer as various other or genuine components that they are substituted.
    • this product or result of the work of adulterating; what is adulterated.
    • being combined with extraneous product; the merchandise of adulterating
    • the work of adulterating (especially the illicit substitution of one compound for the next)

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