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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.
Ammunition, balaclavas and body armour plus nearly PS30,000 of heroin and cocaine and adulterant was also recovered from two flats belonging to the mum and sister of under pressure "warehouse man" Che Serrano, 25.
When people overdose it is generally due to the adulterant - speed, cocaine and sometimes even heroin and bleach.
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.
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?
Also, postprocessing the ATR-FTIR data by subtracting the undoped spectra from the doped spectra (example not shown) can give a clearer indication of the presence of the adulterant.
The raids were a fallout of the information that Parle Biscuits at Kirkhinde in Raigadh district was using buffered lactic acid, an adulterant, in the manufacture of the confectionery.
Under article 28 of Dinka customary law, the adulterant will have the children borne of the illegal wedlock removed, to be raised by their mother's rightful husband.
coli O157:H7 is currently considered a food adulterant by the USDA, these six shiga toxin-producing E.
As new adulterant trends sweep through the testing pool, rely on Thermo Scientific Detect line of specimen validity tests.
coli O157:H7 has been considered by the USDA's Food Safety Inspection Service an adulterant in food since 1994.