- a substance that adulterates.
Origin of adulterant
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Examples from the Web for adulterant
In moderate amounts it is not generally considered an adulterant.
In this bulletin they do not classify saltpeter as an adulterant.
It was then in demand, it is said, as an adulterant of quinine.Notes on Agriculture in Cyprus and Its Products
It is often added to, as an adulterant, or substituted for the true Almond oil.The Chemistry of Food and Nutrition
A. W. Duncan
The roots of this, after being ground and roasted, are used either as a substitute or an adulterant of coffee.The Practical Garden-Book
C. E. Hunn
- a substance or ingredient that adulterates
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- An additive causing an undesirable effect; impurity.
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