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Definition of the noun adulterant

What does adulterant mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: adulterants

  1. any substance that lessens the purity or effectiveness of a substance
    • example: it is necessary to remove the adulterants before use
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of adulterant: adulterator
    • more generic word: substance = a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties

Alternative definition of the noun adulterant


  1. That which adulterates; or reduces the purity of.

Definition of the adjective adulterant

What does adulterant mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. making impure or corrupt by adding extraneous materials


Adulterant: An adulterant is a substance found within other substances, although not allowed for legal or other reasons. The addition of adulterants is called adulteration. An adulterant is distinct from, for example, permitted food additives. There can be a fine line between adulterant and additive; chicory may be added to coffee to reduce the cost—this is adulteration if not declared, but may be stated on the label. The term "contamination" is usually used for the inclusion of unwanted substances due to accident or negligence rather than intent.

  • also known as 混淆品

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Google previewA Dictionary of the Economic Products of India (1890)

tinctoria being professedly the chief adulterant of Conessi. As the error here indicated is one seriously affecting the reputation of the true drug, and contracting ...

Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

adulterant. 1: an impurity; an additive or contaminant that is considered to be undesirable. 2: any chemical impurity or substance that is not allowed by law in a panicular food, ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Toxicology (1998)

by Robert Alan Lewis

adulterant. any chemical impurity ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry (2016)

by Richard Rennie, Jonathan Law

Information from the WebElements site cutting agent (adulterant) A substance used to dilute illegal drugs such as heroin and cocaine. Examples include flour, starch, sugar, and caffeine. cyanamide 1. An inorganic salt containing the ion ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)

* ADULTERANT, n. s. [ adulterant, Lat.] ...

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

an adulterant used to dilute crack cocaine US A chemical that when baked looks, smells, and tastes like CRACK. Max«s recipe calls for an ®eighth ̄ of cocaine (1/8 kilo, or 125 grams), 60 grams ...

Google previewA General Dictionary of the English Language (1780)

by Thomas Sheridan

ADULTERANT, adulterant. s. The person or thing which adulterates. To ADULTERATE, adulterate. v. a. To commit adultery ; to corrupt by some foreign admixture. ADULTERATE, adulterate. a. Tainted with the guilt of adultery ; corrupted with ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Popular Names of the Plants which Furnish the Natural and Acquired Wants of Man, in All Matters of Domestic and General Economy (1882)

Their History, Products, & Uses by John Smith

The Coffee of the shops in course of time became greatly adulterated, the principal adulterant being the ground roots of chicory, ...

Google previewThe new universal English dictionary. Buchanan (1760)

by Nathan Bailey

ADULTERATED (adulterant, L.)cor- rupted, marred, spoiled, counterfeit, made ol a baser alloy or mixture. ADUL'TERATENESS, baseness orcoun- terfeitnesfi. ADULTERINE (in Civil Lato) a child issued from an adulterous amour or commerce, ...

Google previewGarner's Dictionary of Legal Usage (2011)

by Bryan A. Garner

adulterant; ✳adulterate. See adulterous. adulteration; adultery. Adulteration = (1) the act of ...

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Scrabble value of A1D2U1L1T1E1R1A1N1T1

The value of this 10-letter word is 11 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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