Adulterate

Definition of Adulterate

A`dul´ter`ate
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Adulterated ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Adulterating ( ).]
1.To defile by adultery.
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.
The present war has . . . adulterated our tongue with strange words.
- Spectator.
v. i.1.To commit adultery.
a.1.Tainted with adultery.
2.Debased by the admixture of a foreign substance; adulterated; spurious.

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