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3 definitions found
 for Adulterating
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.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. To defile by adultery. [Obs.] --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The present war has . . . adulterated our tongue
              with strange words.                   --Spectator.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: To corrupt; defile; debase; contaminate; vitiate;
          sophisticate.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  adulterating \adulterating\ adj.
     1. making impure or corrupt by virtue of extraneous origin;
        -- of impurities. the adulterating effect of extraneous
        materials purifying
  
     Syn: adulterant
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. making impure or corrupt by adding extraneous materials;
        -- of people.
  
     Syn: adulterant.
          [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  adulterating
      adj 1: making impure or corrupt by adding extraneous materials;
             "the adulterating effect of extraneous materials" [syn:
             adulterating, adulterant] [ant: purifying]

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