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a•dul•ter•ate



Pronunciation: (
v.u-dul'tu-rāt";
adj.u-dul'tur-it, -tu-rāt"),
[key]
v., -at•ed, -at•ing,
adj.


v.t.
to debase or make impure by adding inferior materials or elements; use cheaper, inferior, or less desirable goods in the production of (any professedly genuine article): to adulterate food.

adj.
1. adulterated.
2. adulterous (def. 1).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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