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adulterate

a·dul·ter·ate

adulterate

 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, adjective
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: duhl t reIt
inflections: adulterated, adulterates, adulterating
definition: to make worse or impure by adding unnecessary or inferior ingredients.
When buying herbal medicines, one should makes sure that they have not been adulterated.
synonyms:
alloy, contaminate, taint
antonyms:
purify, refine
similar words:
corrupt, cut, defile, deteriorate, doctor, impair, pollute, spoil, tamper with, thin out, water down
 
part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: duhl tr t
definition 1: impure or inferior because of added ingredients.
synonyms:
alloyed, contaminated, impure, tainted
antonyms:
pure
similar words:
corrupted, inferior, polluted, spoiled
definition 2: sexually unfaithful to one's spouse, or tainted by unfaithfulness; adulterous.
synonyms:
adulterous, unfaithful
antonyms:
faithful
derivations: adulterated (adj.), adulterator (n.)