adulterine

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a·dul·ter·ine

 (ə-dŭl′tə-rīn′, -rēn′)
adj.
1. Characterized by adulteration; spurious.
2. Born of adultery: adulterine offspring.

[Latin adulterīnus, from adulter, adulterer, perhaps back-formation from adulterāre, to pollute; see adulterate.]

adulterine

(əˈdʌltərɪn; -ˌriːn; -ˌraɪn)
adj
of or made by adulteration; fake

adulterine

(əˈdʌltərɪn; -ˌriːn; -ˌraɪn)
adj
conceived in adultery: an adulterine child.

a•dul•ter•ine

(əˈdʌl təˌrin, -təˌraɪn)

adj.
1. marked by adulteration; spurious.
2. born of adultery.
3. illicit.
[1535–45; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.adulterine - conceived in adulteryadulterine - conceived in adultery    
illegitimate - of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful