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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"


References in classic literature ?
Potato flour is the waste of potato after the starch and alcohol have been extracted; it has no more food value than so much wood, and as its use as a food adulterant is a penal offense in Europe, thousands of tons of it are shipped to America every year.
It is also desirable that Union of India revisits the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 to revise the punishment for adulteration making it more deterrent in cases where the adulterant can have an adverse impact on health," the bench said.
FE-SEM images demonstrated that the thinner or toluene used as an adulterant in the gasoline destroyed the PCL electrospun fibers; which gave access to PDA polymer producing red color.
The addition of levamisole as a cocaine adulterant has been reported in the literature since 2001.
Milk is mixed with water; Vanaspati is used as an adulterant for ghee; Ergot is used as an adulterant for cereals; Chalk-powder is used as an adulterant for flour; Papaya seeds are used as an adulterant for pepper; Brick-powder is used as an adulterant for chili-powder; Tamarind seed powder is used as adulterant for coffee; Wood powder is adulterated for turmeric and dhaniya powder.
In the UK a warning has been issued that the adulterant ingredient would present a serious health risk to people sensitive or allergic to the nuts.
When people overdose it is generally due to the adulterant - speed, cocaine and sometimes even heroin and bleach.
No Adulterant Purpose of adding the Adulterants 1 Sand, marble chips, For financial gains stones, filth 2 Khesari dal stones For financial gains 3 Metanil yellow Added to old stocks of pulses to enhance color 4 Soluble coal tar dye Used to enhance quality and make the pulses look clean Sl.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest is calling on USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service to declare four strains of antibiotic-resistant (ABR) salmonella an adulterant in meat and poultry to prevent foodborne illness outbreaks.
Summay: The present study depicts spectroscopic method development to deliver a rapid simple and reproducible quantification of pure refined olive oil (PROO) adulterant in extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) using partial least square (PLS) regression (statistical parameter).
Adulteration of gasoline, Diesel and kerosene are indulged primarily due to the significant price difference between these products and the adulterant.
This was very effective, as instances of melamine being found in milk are now extremely rare, but what if the adulterant is different?