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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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To make impure.

Watch out! You may see this word with another pronunciation and its meaning is then different.
Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To make impure. Used as an adjective, listen here, it means: Characterized by or involved in an extramarital affair.

Usage examples (32)
  • To begin the experiment, the chemist adulterated the mixture.
  • adulterate liquor
  • Verb (used with object) : to adulterate food
  • "adulterate" stages where "noise prevails," and "not a tongue of th 'untun'd kennel can a line repeat of serious sense." for more
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  • ''Adulterate" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
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