adulterant

[uh-duhl-ter-uh nt]

noun

a substance that adulterates.

adjective


Origin of adulterant

1745–55; < Latin adulterant- (stem of adulterāns, present participle of adulterāre), equivalent to ad- ad- + -ulter (see adulterate) + -ant- -ant
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British Dictionary definitions for adulterant

adulterant

noun

a substance or ingredient that adulterates

adjective

adulterating
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adulterant in Medicine

adulterant

[ə-dŭltər-ənt]

n.

An additive causing an undesirable effect; impurity.
Related formsa•dulter•ant adj.
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