Adulterine Definition

ə-dŭltə-rīn, -rēn
adjective
Characterized by adulteration; spurious.
American Heritage
Of adultery.
Webster's New World
Due to adulteration.
Webster's New World

Born of adultery.

Wiktionary
Pertaining to adultery.
Wiktionary
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noun

(rare) One born of an adulterous union.

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Other Word Forms of Adulterine

Noun

Singular:
adulterine
Plural:
adulterines

Origin of Adulterine

  • Latin adulterīnus from adulter adulterer perhaps back-formation from adulterāre to pollute adulterate

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

  • From Latin adulterinus

    From Wiktionary

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