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4 definitions found
 for adulterated
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 :

  adulterated \adulterated\ adj.
     1. having been made impure by addition of inferior
        ingredients; -- said of substances or foods
  
     Note: used ususally of articles of commerce, dulted with less
           costly materials so as to enhance profit; -- usually
           imlying that the dilution is surreptitious and
           unethical
  
     Syn: adulterate, debased
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  adulterated
      adj 1: mixed with impurities [syn: adulterate, adulterated,
             debased]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  62 Moby Thesaurus words for "adulterated":
     airy, attenuate, attenuated, blemished, cut, damaged, defective,
     deficient, dilute, diluted, erroneous, ethereal, fallible, faulty,
     fine, flimsy, found wanting, gaseous, immature, impaired,
     imperfect, imprecise, impure, inaccurate, inadequate, incomplete,
     inexact, insubstantial, lacking, makeshift, mediocre, mixed,
     not perfect, off, partial, patchy, rare, rarefied, reduced, short,
     sketchy, slight, subtile, subtle, tenuous, thin, thinned,
     thinned-out, uncompact, uncompressed, undeveloped, uneven,
     unfinished, unperfected, unsound, unsubstantial, unthorough,
     vaporous, wanting, watered, watered-down, windy
  
  

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