- made inferior, impure, etc. by adulterating
- that does not conform to legal standards of purity, processing, labeling, etc.
- Mixed with impurities
- Simple past tense and past participle of adulterate.
Variant of adulterate
transitive verbadulterated, adulterating
to make inferior, impure, not genuine, etc. by adding a harmful, less valuable, or prohibited substance
Origin of adulterate; from Classical Latin adulteratus, past participle of adulterare, to falsify ; from adulter, an adulterer, counterfeiter ; from ad-, to + alter, other, another
- guilty of adultery; adulterous
- adulterated; not genuine