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adulterated

[ verb uh-duhl-tuh-reyt; adjective uh-duhl-ter-it, -tuh-reyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF adulterated

Synonyms for adulterated

  • attenuated
  • blended
  • contaminated
  • corrupt
  • defiled
  • degraded
  • depreciated
  • deteriorated
  • devalued
  • diluted
  • dissolved
  • impaired
  • mixed
  • polluted
  • tainted
  • thinned
  • vitiated
  • weakened
  • watered down
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Antonyms for adulterated

  • clean
  • honorable
  • pure
  • purified
  • strong
  • moral
  • virtuous
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ADULTERATED

Nature hates all false coloring and is ever best where she is least adulterated with art.

Nothing is more prejudicial to health than adulterated liquors, or liquors that are debased by any corrupting vegetable substance.

Chocolate is often adulterated with roasted rice and Pili nuts.

And even that will be stolen by the Liberals or adulterated by the Conservatives.

This is usually white lead, but it is often adulterated with zinc oxide; 2.

In what ways may cocoa and chocolate preparations be adulterated?

Adulterated with whisky, we believe it costs about eightpence a time.

The desire for political freedom was sincere but adulterated.

His face was also like margarine, but of adulterated margarine, certainly.

In 1864 New York state prohibited the sale of adulterated milk.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ADULTERATED

alloyed

adjectiveimpure
  • adulterated
  • blended
  • diluted
  • doctored
  • loaded
  • mixed
  • spoiled

diluted/dilute

adjectivethinned, weakened
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