verb (used with object), a·dul·ter·at·ed, a·dul·ter·at·ing.
Origin of adulterate
Examples from the Web for adulterated
Deeming it to be “adulterated and misbranded,” they dyed the milk blue.Wisconsin Farmer to Stand Trial for Selling Raw Milk|Sarah Begley|May 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I recommend that a law be enacted to regulate inter-State commerce in misbranded and adulterated foods, drinks, and drugs.State of the Union Addresses of Theodore Roosevelt|Theodore Roosevelt
It is reported that cloves have been adulterated with false cloves made from starch pressed into the form of cloves and roasted.
Timachidas the Rhodian calls a wine made at Rhodes , or the adulterated wine, being near akin to sweet wine.
British Dictionary definitions for adulterated
adjective (əˈdʌltərɪt, -ˌreɪt)
Word Origin for adulterate
Word Origin and History for adulterated
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.