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adulterant

[ uh-duhl-ter-uhnt ]
/ əˈdʌl tər ənt /
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noun
a substance that adulterates.
adjective
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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
/ (əˈdʌltərənt) /

noun
a substance or ingredient that adulterates
adjective
adulterating
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Medical definitions for adulterant

adulterant
[ ə-dŭltər-ənt ]

n.
An additive causing an undesirable effect; impurity.

Other words from adulterant

a•dulter•ant adj.
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