adulterating


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a·dul·ter·ate

 (ə-dŭl′tə-rāt′)
tr.v. a·dul·ter·at·ed, a·dul·ter·at·ing, a·dul·ter·ates
To make impure by adding extraneous, improper, or inferior ingredients.
adj. (-tər-ĭt) Archaic
1. Spurious; adulterated.
2. Adulterous.

[Latin adulterāre, adulterāt-, to pollute; see al- in Indo-European roots.]

a·dul′ter·a′tion n.
a·dul′ter·a′tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.adulterating - making impure or corrupt by adding extraneous materials; "the adulterating effect of extraneous materials"
purifying - freeing from noxious matter; "filtration is a purifying agent"
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From the selling of quack medicines he had proceeded to the adulterating of foreign wines, varied by lucrative evening occupation in the Paris gambling houses.
They all three speak a wonderful mixture of German and English, adulterating the purity of their native tongue by putting in English words in the middle of a German sentence.
PESHAWAR:Peshawar district administration in collaboration with the Livestock Department conducted raids in different parts of Peshawar on Tuesday and arrested 12 milk sellers for adulterating milk.