verb (used with object), a·dul·ter·at·ed, a·dul·ter·at·ing.
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Origin of adulterate
Examples from the Web for adulterate
It is commonly sold for oil of almonds and oil of ben, and is extensively employed to adulterate both.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
Mr. Blades finds too that they disdain to devour our adulterate modern paper.The Library|Andrew Lang
All incentives to cheapen goods, or to adulterate food products, would vanish.Solaris Farm|Milan C. Edson
Aloes, and several of its preparations, are likewise extensively employed to adulterate porter.
False apostles, who adulterate the word of God, seeking their own things, have misled you and your ancestors.The Revelation Explained|F. Smith
adjective (əˈdʌltərɪt, -ˌreɪt)
Word Origin for adulterate
1530s, back-formation from adulteration, or else from Latin adulteratus, past participle of adulterare "to falsify, corrupt," also "to commit adultery." Earlier verb was adulter (late 14c.). Related: Adulterated; adulterating.