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adulterine

[ uh-duhl-tuh-reen, -tuh-rahyn ]
/ əˈdʌl təˌrin, -təˌraɪn /
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adjective
characterized by adulteration; spurious.
born of adultery.
of or involving adultery.
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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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