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[uhn-uh-duhl-tuh-rey-tid] /ˌʌn əˈdʌl təˌreɪ tɪd/
not diluted or made impure by adulterating; pure:
unadulterated maple syrup.
utter; absolute:
unadulterated nonsense.
Origin of unadulterated
First recorded in 1710-20; un-1 + adulterate + -ed2
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unadulteratedly, adverb Unabridged
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  • Of course, all grays even are not rich and beautiful, but they are better than unadulterated color.

  • They did not need food, but they needed their own unadulterated society.

    A Great Man Arnold Bennett
  • Then if we desire humour pure and unadulterated, where can be found a more delightful lilt than 'The Widow'?

    Allan Ramsay William Henry Oliphant Smeaton
  • For haste, for unadulterated despatch, commend me to the county burying.

    The Uncalled Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • He drank off the spirit, which was absolutely pure and unadulterated, and smacked his lips.

    Light O' The Morning L. T. Meade
British Dictionary definitions for unadulterated


not debased or made impure
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for unadulterated

1719, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of adulterate.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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