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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of corrupting, debasing, or making impure by adding a foreign or a baser substance; Being mixed with extraneous material.

Usage examples (36)
  • The adulteration of food is not of course a new problem.
  • They also know how to select herbs from reputable producers so that the risk of adulteration is minimized.
  • Soap is subject to another kind of adulteration called filling, or weighting.
  • Why are you always promoting some kind of adulteration or debasement of our culture? for more
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