Adulterate meaning

ə-dŭltə-rāt
To make inferior, impure, not genuine, etc. by adding a harmful, less valuable, or prohibited substance.
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The definition of adulterate can describe a person or thing contaminated by the act of being unfaithful.

A woman who cheats on her husband is an example of an adulterate woman.

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Adulterate means to make something inferior or less pure by adding something harmful or of a lower quality.

An example of adulterate is when an organic beauty company adds harsh or harmful chemicals to their products.

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To make impure by adding extraneous, improper, or inferior ingredients.
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Spurious; adulterated.
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Adulterous.
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Guilty of adultery; adulterous.
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Adulterated; not genuine.
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Tending to commit adultery.
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Corrupted; impure; adulterated.
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To spoil by adding impurities.

To adulterate food, drink, drugs, coins, etc.

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Adulterate is defined as something that has been diluted with lesser quality ingredients.

When fast food restaurants are accused of using beaks and feet to make their chicken nuggets, it is an example of an adulterate addition.

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To commit adultery.
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Origin of adulterate

  • Latin adulterāre adulterāt- to pollute al-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Dated 16th Century CE; modified from adulteration, likely with earlier origin in the Latin past‐participle adulteratus.

    From Wiktionary