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To spoil by adding impurities.
Dated 16th Century CE; modified from adulteration, likely with earlier origin in the Latin past‐participle adulteratus.
Latin adulterāre adulterāt- to pollute al-1 in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
To avoid giving toddlers too much sugar, adulterate their juice with water.
I will not adulterate my schedule by filling it with unimportant tasks.
I want to adulterate the lemonade with water so that we have more, but I am afraid of ruining the quality.
Many processed food brands get caught for attempting to adulterate their products with poor quality additives and preservatives.
To lower the concentration of the chemical solution, adulterate it with distilled water.
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