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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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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.
7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program has published a new Laboratory Guidance Document on black cohosh(Actaea racemosa) root and rhizome.
She said these adulterants are hazardous and causing irreversible damage to human health.
Tenders are invited for Milk Analyzer along with adulteration testing Machine For Analysis of Raw Milk and Adulterants including installation/commissioning at the site
There was a food blender containing brown powder, which was 17% heroin, mixed with the two adulterants.
These are the methods where identity, quality (based on organoleptic characteristics), and the presence of adulterants (foreign organic matters, for example) can be discerned in a single analysis.
Their solution is to mix other cheap adulterants and try to pass it off as a pure ecstasy pill.
NPA's partnership with UL also will open up new avenues for the industry to have its products tested for meeting label claims and absence of adulterants by a well-recognized and venerable dietary supplement and sports nutrition testing organization.
FSIS denied the organization's first petition, submitted in May 2011, because, according to the agency, most foodborne pathogens, including salmonella, are not considered adulterants because cooking meat and poultry products can destroy them.
According to ASTM D 1298 /IP 160, Blending or mixing of adulterants into the base petroleum products exists in various forms and both the type and quality of adulterants vary from place to place.
It also discusses the role of lymph in the transport of xenobiotics, trans fatty acids, soybeans as a source of possible toxicants, aluminum from cookware, and glutamates, and has a new chapter on food adulterants and new sections on reproductive and developmental toxicity and risk-benefit analysis.
15]N), this approach offers a rapid and reliable technique for detection of potential adulterants in organic fertilizers (Peterson and Fry 1987).