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A substance that adulterates.
Serving to adulterate.


a substance or ingredient that adulterates


(əˈdʌl tər ənt)

1. a substance that adulterates.
2. adulterating.
[1745–55; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adulterant - any substance that lessens the purity or effectiveness of a substance; "it is necessary to remove the adulterants before use"
substance - a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties; "shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man"
Adj.1.adulterant - making impure or corrupt by adding extraneous materials; "the adulterating effect of extraneous materials"


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If the judiciary takes notice of undue increase in prices of drugs, an issue which is being agitated by people of Pakistan, forces bottled-water companies and milk-providers to ensure quality or pushes relevant authorities to keep a check on food adulteration, unhygienic meat being sold in the market then these actions should be seen as complimentary in realisation of the cherished objective of good governance which incompetent governments are not able to provide.
The urban population is in grave danger due to massive food adulteration and severe environmental pollution.
According to the Food Adulteration (Metallic Contamination) Regulations (Cap 132V), any person who sells food with metallic contamination above the legal limit may be prosecuted and is liable upon conviction to a fine of $50,000 and imprisonment for six months.
New Delhi: Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday introduced a bill to protect the interests of consumers that proposes stricter action against misleading advertisements and food adulteration.
He said the department has to play effective role in the disposal of all such cases in the favor of KMC so that illegal activities like encroachments, land grabbing and food adulteration and sale of impure food items could be stopped in the city.
He said the government is also being asked to include the crime of food adulteration in the schedule of FIA.
The Delhi Prevention of Food Adulteration Department ( PFA) has issued guidelines to be careful against adulteration in khoya, paneer and sweets this festive season.
He further told the House that the government has launched a comprehensive campaign against food adulteration.
Food adulteration is carried on to a most frightening size in every hook and corner of the country.
We must work together to raise the next generation of healthy children and for this, it is essential to stamp out food adulteration.
Prof Dr Ali Raza Jafri, Chairman Biomedical Engineering, NED University of Engineering and Technology, said that Biomedical Engineering is a fast growing field due to food adulteration and bad eating habits all over the world.
When it comes to food adulteration no other country can beat Pakistan because this is a country where everyone has unlimited freedom to indulge in such activities with no possibility of retribution.