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synonyms for adulterant

  • adulteration
  • adulterator
  • contamination
  • defilement
  • impurity
  • pollutant
  • contaminator
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The roots of this, after being ground and roasted, are used either as a substitute or an adulterant of coffee.
THE PRACTICAL GARDEN-BOOKC. E. HUNN
The root of this plant is the common adulterant of coffee, and large quantities are used for this purpose.
THE VEGETABLE GARDENANONYMOUS
Otherwise, as likely as not, oil of geraniums is substituted for the attar of roses, or is used as an adulterant.
BULGARIAFRANK FOX
Strictly, therefore, this substance is not an adulterant, inasmuch as it is not a substitute in any sense for flour.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, SLICE 4VARIOUS
If the ratio falls below 3.6, stearic acid or resin has been used as the adulterant.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, NO. 443, JUNE 28, 1884VARIOUS
On account of its low cost it is sometimes used as an adulterant of white lead, which is also a heavy white substance.
AN ELEMENTARY STUDY OF CHEMISTRYWILLIAM MCPHERSON
A large amount of water is considered an adulterant; ordinarily molasses contains from 20 to 33 per cent.
HUMAN FOODS AND THEIR NUTRITIVE VALUEHARRY SNYDER
Barium compounds are also used for the same purpose, but the American tannages are apparently free of this adulterant.
LEATHERK. J. ADCOCK
It is also a favourite adulterant for otto of rose, and is used as a source of geraniol.
THE HANDBOOK OF SOAP MANUFACTUREW. H. SIMMONS
In Europe, chicory is not regarded as an adulterant—it is an addition, or modifier, if you please.
ALL ABOUT COFFEEWILLIAM H. UKERS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO ADULTERANT

  • adulterant
  • adulteration
  • contamination
  • contaminator
  • defilement
  • impurity
  • pollutant
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