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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:
Noun1.adulterator - 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"
2.adulterator - a changer who lessens the purity or effectiveness of a substance
changer, modifier - a person who changes something; "an inveterate changer of the menu"


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Adulteration of food is a criminal act in Pakistan and adulterator could get jail term of up to 25 years.
Farther north in Agra, home of the famed Taj Mahal, another TV channel interviewed an adulterator (cloaked in digital fuzziness) who had no qualms in admitting that all kinds of dangerous chemicals--urea, detergent, caustic soda --are used in adulterating milk by both farmers and milk cooperatives.
In effect, food fraud tilts the playing field in favor of the adulterator.
Nation-wide is the zone of devastation of the adulterator, the rebater, the commercial free-booter, the fraud promoter, the humbug healer, the law-defying monopolist.
If the government succumbed to their unjust and illegal demand, there would be free for all and all adulterators too would seek immunity from law.
It directed the officials to ensure early and smooth provision of quality seeds, fertilisers and pesticides at subsidised rates in Sialkot district besides launching a vigorous campaign against the adulterators.
Fasih Tariq Khan, Zafar Javed Khwaja, Mohammad Hussain Shaikh, Fayyaz Ali Memon, Imran Khan Mugheri, Parveen Haleem Shaikh, Ghufrana Arain and Saba Arain have said in a joint statement that Hyderabad, second big city of Sindh has been infested with adulterators and illegal profiteers and with advent of winter the prices of eggs, dry fruits, milk and other consumer items were shooting to sky high while prices of all items of kitchen have become out of reach of common man.
Speaking on the occasion, DG Noorul Amin Mengal acknowledged the support of media for broadcasting and publishing their news against poor hygiene eateries and adulterators without any interest, adding that media is playing vital role to create awareness about food issues in society.
As the complexity of product composition and economic motivation increases, adulterators may feel incentive to introduce adulterated products into the market, explained Dr.
Officials said that the campaign against adulterators and those engaged in sale of poor quality food in unhygienic conditions would continue unhindered and in an indiscriminate manner.
The court has repeatedly said it would be foolish to go lightly on adulterators just because no grievous illness or death has been reported immediately after someone drinks milk laced with such poisonous substances.
This is so much threatening to human health but unfortunately no rigorous law has been introduced to catch the adulterators in the country.