adulterator


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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.adulterator - 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"
2.adulterator - a changer who lessens the purity or effectiveness of a substance
changer, modifier - a person who changes something; "an inveterate changer of the menu"

adulterator

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Adulteration of food is a criminal act in Pakistan and adulterator could get jail term of up to 25 years.
Farther north in Agra, home of the famed Taj Mahal, another TV channel interviewed an adulterator (cloaked in digital fuzziness) who had no qualms in admitting that all kinds of dangerous chemicals--urea, detergent, caustic soda --are used in adulterating milk by both farmers and milk cooperatives.
Again, focusing just on acts of adultery, for a "guru-wife-seducer," it is "diseased skin," and for an "adulterator," "limb-superfluity" (Table 9, 86).
and to rectify the injustices that were done to her," or her claim that Hawthorne's "complete acquittal" of Hester Prynne enables "matriarchy [to] prevail."(34) My case for Hawthorne's joint filial imperatives--to recuperate the father and to align romance writing with patriarchal surveillance--supports Judith Fetterly's insistence that "the containment of Hester constitutes a primary action of the text,"(35) as well as Louise DeSalvo's conviction that Hawthorne "must rewrite women history" in order to "remove the burden of guilt and responsibility from his male forebears."(36) In DeSalvo's brilliant argument, the scarlet A signifies Hawthorne's role as "adulterator" of history, an act which "absolves" the fathers from guilt.
In effect, food fraud tilts the playing field in favor of the adulterator.
Nation-wide is the zone of devastation of the adulterator, the rebater, the commercial free-booter, the fraud promoter, the humbug healer, the law-defying monopolist.
Under the Punjab Pure Food Rules 2008, an adulterator could be imprisoned for up to three years and fined up to Rs100,000.
Further, the participants informed about the technical aspects and operational strategy of the PFA for FBOs, adulterators and unhygienic food points.
Participants were also informed about the technical aspects and operational strategy of PFA for FBOs, adulterators and unhygienic food points.
"The Madhya Pradesh government is committed to stop the adulteration in food items but the officials of the Food department are giving protection to the adulterators," the letter written by Nandini on Saturday read.
The Punjab Food Authority is doing work under the zero-tolerance policy against food adulterators in Punjab on the directions of Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar, he added.
PFA has a zero-tolerance policy against food adulterators in the province, as per the directions of Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar, he added.