adulterine

[ uh-duhl-tuh-reen, -tuh-rahyn ]
/ əˈdʌl təˌrin, -təˌraɪn /

adjective

characterized by adulteration; spurious.
born of adultery.
of or involving adultery.

Nearby words

  1. adulterant,
  2. adulterate,
  3. adulteration,
  4. adulterer,
  5. adulteress,
  6. adulterous,
  7. adultery,
  8. adultescent,
  9. adulthood,
  10. adumbral

Origin of adulterine

1535–45; < Latin adulterīnus, equivalent to adulter adulterer, counterfeiter (see adulterer) + -īnus -ine1

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British Dictionary definitions for adulterine

adulterine

/ (əˈdʌltərɪn, -ˌriːn, -ˌraɪn) /

adjective

of or made by adulteration; fake
conceived in adulteryan adulterine child
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