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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.

adulterate

vb
(tr) to debase by adding inferior material: to adulterate milk with water.
adj
1. adulterated; debased or impure
2. a less common word for adulterous
[C16: from Latin adulterāre to corrupt, commit adultery, probably from alter another, hence to approach another, commit adultery]
aˌdulterˈation n
aˈdulterˌator n

a•dul•ter•ate

(v. əˈdʌl təˌreɪt; adj. -tər ɪt, -təˌreɪt)

v. -at•ed, -at•ing,
adj. v.t.
1. to debase or make impure by adding inferior, alien, or less desirable materials or elements.
adj.
2. adulterated.
[1580–90; < Latin adulterātus, past participle of adulterāre to mix, adulterate]
a•dul`ter•a′tion, n.
a•dul′ter•a`tor, n.

adulterate


Past participle: adulterated
Gerund: adulterating

Imperative
adulterate
adulterate
Present
I adulterate
you adulterate
he/she/it adulterates
we adulterate
you adulterate
they adulterate
Preterite
I adulterated
you adulterated
he/she/it adulterated
we adulterated
you adulterated
they adulterated
Present Continuous
I am adulterating
you are adulterating
he/she/it is adulterating
we are adulterating
you are adulterating
they are adulterating
Present Perfect
I have adulterated
you have adulterated
he/she/it has adulterated
we have adulterated
you have adulterated
they have adulterated
Past Continuous
I was adulterating
you were adulterating
he/she/it was adulterating
we were adulterating
you were adulterating
they were adulterating
Past Perfect
I had adulterated
you had adulterated
he/she/it had adulterated
we had adulterated
you had adulterated
they had adulterated
Future
I will adulterate
you will adulterate
he/she/it will adulterate
we will adulterate
you will adulterate
they will adulterate
Future Perfect
I will have adulterated
you will have adulterated
he/she/it will have adulterated
we will have adulterated
you will have adulterated
they will have adulterated
Future Continuous
I will be adulterating
you will be adulterating
he/she/it will be adulterating
we will be adulterating
you will be adulterating
they will be adulterating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been adulterating
you have been adulterating
he/she/it has been adulterating
we have been adulterating
you have been adulterating
they have been adulterating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been adulterating
you will have been adulterating
he/she/it will have been adulterating
we will have been adulterating
you will have been adulterating
they will have been adulterating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been adulterating
you had been adulterating
he/she/it had been adulterating
we had been adulterating
you had been adulterating
they had been adulterating
Conditional
I would adulterate
you would adulterate
he/she/it would adulterate
we would adulterate
you would adulterate
they would adulterate
Past Conditional
I would have adulterated
you would have adulterated
he/she/it would have adulterated
we would have adulterated
you would have adulterated
they would have adulterated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.adulterate - corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor"
stretch, extend - increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance; "stretch the soup by adding some more cream"; "extend the casserole with a little rice"
spoil, corrupt - alter from the original
water down - thin by adding water to; "They watered down the moonshine"
doctor, doctor up, sophisticate - alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive; "Sophisticate rose water with geraniol"
Adj.1.adulterate - mixed with impurities
impure - combined with extraneous elements

adulterate

verb debase, thin, weaken, corrupt, deteriorate, mix with, contaminate, devalue, water down, depreciate, attenuate, vitiate, bastardize, make impure The food had been adulterated to increase its weight.

adulterate

verb
To make impure or inferior by deceptively adding foreign substances:
Translations

adulterate

[əˈdʌltəreɪt] VTadulterar

adulterate

[əˈdʌltəreɪt] vt [+ alcohol, drugs] → frelater

adulterate

vt
wine, whisky etcpanschen; foodabwandeln; some adulterated Scottish version of Italian cookingein schottischer Abklatsch italienischer Küche
(fig) text, original versionverfälschen, Gewalt antun (+dat); an adulterated version of the originaleine verhunzte Fassung des Originals (inf)

adulterate

[əˈdʌltəreɪt] vtadulterare

adulterate

vt. adulterar, cambiar el original, viciar; falsificar.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Though, many 'black-marketeers' and adulterators try their best to mix something in wheat, rice, pulses and other grains, once they are caught, it is a big trouble for them.
Vice Chairman Aasim Saeed Sheikh stressed the need for legislation against seed mafia, adulterators and supplier of sub-standard inputs to award them exemplary punishment.
Dawari asked detectives and judicial staff to punish adulterators to curb malpractices.
Calling for the need for consumer education to prevent food-borne illnesses, he said, "If the consumers are quality-conscious, quantity-conscious and safety-conscious, they can help the cause of organisations like the BIS to maintain safety of food products and help bring the adulterators to justice.