adulteration


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adulteration - being mixed with extraneous material; the product of adulterating
impureness, impurity - the condition of being impure
2.adulteration - the act of adulterating (especially the illicit substitution of one substance for another)
change - the action of changing something; "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election"

adulteration

noun
The state of being contaminated:
Translations

adulteration

[əˌdʌltəˈreɪʃən] Nadulteración f

adulteration

[əˌdʌltəˈreɪʃən] n [alcohol, drugs] → frelatage m

adulteration

n
(of wine)Pan(t)schen nt; (of food)Abwandlung f
(fig)Vergewaltigung f, → Verhunzung f (inf)

adulteration

[əˈdʌltəˌreɪʃn] n (of food, drink) → adulterazione f

ad·ul·ter·a·tion

n. adulteración, falsificación, cambiando del original.
References in classic literature ?
Consider all the waste incidental to the manufacture of cheap qualities of goods, of goods made to sell and deceive the ignorant; consider the wastes of adulteration,--the shoddy clothing, the cotton blankets, the unstable tenements, the ground-cork life- preservers, the adulterated milk, the aniline soda water, the potato-flour sausages--"
Of course, imitation and adulteration are the essence of competition--they are but another form of the phrase 'to buy in the cheapest market and sell in the dearest.
As no one makes any profit by the sale, there is no longer any stimulus to extravagance, and no misrepresentation; no cheating, no adulteration or imitation, no bribery or
If I might take the liberty of saying so, sir, I don't think the milk which is boiled with it is quite genuine; but I am aware, sir, that there is a great adulteration of milk, in London, and that the article in a pure state is difficult to be obtained.
I suppose no boy of twenty really loves a WOMEN, but loves only his etherealised extract of woman, entirely free from earthy adulteration.
On one point he may fairly claim approval at this particular stage of his career: he did not mean to imitate those philanthropic models who make a profit out of poisonous pickles to support themselves while they are exposing adulteration, or hold shares in a gambling-hell that they may have leisure to represent the cause of public morality.
On returning to his native land, he still continued to turn his chemical knowledge to account, by giving his services to that particular branch of our commercial industry which is commonly described as the adulteration of commodities; and from this he had gradually risen to the more refined pursuit of adulterating gold and silver--or, to use the common phrase again, making bad money.
I met men incoherent with indignation at the brutality of prize-fighting, and who, at the same time, were parties to the adulteration of food that killed each year more babes than even red-handed Herod had killed.
Whether it was brought in by the birds of the air, or came blowing in with the very air itself, when the casement windows were set open; whether the baker brought it kneaded into the bread, or the milkman delivered it as part of the adulteration of his milk; or the housemaids, beating the dust out of their mats against the gateposts, received it in exchange deposited on the mats by the town atmosphere; certain it is that the news permeated every gable of the old building before Miss Twinkleton was down, and that Miss Twinkleton herself received it through Mrs.
It's a compound of adulterations made up to look like sugar.
Mail Today had on November 27 reported about the easy availability of Khesari Dal and its rampant adulteration with Arhar Dal at Khandsa Anaj Mandi, Molahera, Dundahera, Surat Nagar and villages surrounding IMT Maneser.
FAISALABAD -- Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) Haji Khalid Saeed and Chairman Divisional Task Force said that a grand operation against adulteration mafia is continuing.