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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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adulterate

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

adulterate

[əˈdʌltəreɪt] VTadulterar
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adulterate

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

[əˈdʌltəreɪt] vtadulterare
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adulterate

vt. adulterar, cambiar el original, viciar; falsificar.
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