adulterant

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a·dul·ter·ant

 (ə-dŭl′tər-ənt)
n.
A substance that adulterates.
adj.
Serving to adulterate.
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adulterant

(əˈdʌltərənt)
n
a substance or ingredient that adulterates
adj
adulterating
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a•dul•ter•ant

(əˈdʌl tər ənt)

n.
1. a substance that adulterates.
adj.
2. adulterating.
[1745–55; < Latin]
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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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adulterant

noun
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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.
Mousdis, "Food adulteration analysis without laboratory prepared or determined reference food adulterant values," Food Chemistry, vol.