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A substance that adulterates.
Serving to adulterate.
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a substance or ingredient that adulterates
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a•dul•ter•ant(əˈdʌl tər ənt)
1. a substance that adulterates.adj.
[1745–55; < Latin]
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|Noun||1.||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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