Adulterine meaning

ə-dŭltə-rīn, -rēn
Characterized by adulteration; spurious.
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Born of adultery.

Adulterine offspring.

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Of adultery.
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Due to adulteration.
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Born of adultery.
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Pertaining to adultery.
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(rare) One born of an adulterous union.
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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