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Definition of Adulterate
AdulterateAdulterate A*dul"ter*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Adulterated;
p. pr. & vb. n. Adulterating.] [L. adulteratus, p. p. of
adulterare, fr. adulter adulterer, prob. fr. ad + alter
other, properly one who approaches another on account of
unlawful love. Cf. Advoutry.]
1. To defile by adultery. [Obs.] --Milton.
2. To corrupt, debase, or make impure by an admixture of a
foreign or a baser substance; as, to adulterate food,
drink, drugs, coin, etc.
The present war has . . . adulterated our tongue
with strange words. --Spectator.
Syn: To corrupt; defile; debase; contaminate; vitiate;
Adulterate A*dul"ter*ate, v. i.
To commit adultery. [Obs.]
AdulterateAdulterate A*dul"ter*ate, a.
1. Tainted with adultery.
2. Debased by the admixture of a foreign substance;
adulterated; spurious. -- A*dul"ter*ate*ly, adv. --
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