adulteration

[ uh-duhl-tuh-rey-shuh n ]
/ əˌdʌl təˈreɪ ʃən /

noun

the act or process of adulterating.
the state of being adulterated.
something adulterated.

Origin of adulteration

1500–10; < Latin adulterātiōn- (stem of adulterātiō); see adulterate, -ion
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adulteration

[ ə-dŭl′tə-rāshən ]

n.

The alteration, especially the debasement, of a substance by deliberately adding something not ordinarily a part of it.
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