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5 definitions found
 for adulterate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Adulterate \A*dul"ter*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Adulterated;
     p. pr. & vb. n. Adulterating.] [L. adulteratus, p. p. of
     adulterare, fr. adulter adulterer, prob. fr. ad + alter
     other, properly one who approaches another on account of
     unlawful love. Cf. Advoutry.]
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     1. To defile by adultery. [Obs.] --Milton.
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     2. To corrupt, debase, or make impure by an admixture of a
        foreign or a baser substance; as, to adulterate food,
        drink, drugs, coin, etc.
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              The present war has . . . adulterated our tongue
              with strange words.                   --Spectator.
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     Syn: To corrupt; defile; debase; contaminate; vitiate;
          sophisticate.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Adulterate \A*dul"ter*ate\, v. i.
     To commit adultery. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Adulterate \A*dul"ter*ate\, a.
     1. Tainted with adultery.
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     2. Debased by the admixture of a foreign substance;
        adulterated; spurious.
        [1913 Webster] -- A*dul"ter*ate*ly, adv. --
        A*dul"ter*ate*ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  adulterate
      adj 1: mixed with impurities [syn: adulterate, adulterated,
             debased]
      v 1: corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or
           inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients
           with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor" [syn: load,
           adulterate, stretch, dilute, debase]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  72 Moby Thesaurus words for "adulterate":
     alloy, attenuate, baptize, bastardize, canker, cheapen, coarsen,
     confound, contaminate, cook, corrupt, cut, deacon, debase, debauch,
     defile, deflower, degenerate, degrade, denaturalize, denature,
     deprave, desecrate, despoil, devalue, dilute, distort, doctor,
     doctor up, etherealize, expand, fake, falsify, fortify, infect,
     irrigate, juggle, lace, load, manipulate, misuse, pack, pervert,
     plant, poison, pollute, prostitute, rarefy, ravage, ravish, reduce,
     retouch, rig, salt, sophisticate, spike, stack, subtilize, taint,
     tamper with, thin, thin out, twist, ulcerate, violate, vitiate,
     vulgarize, warp, water, water down, weaken, weight
  
  

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