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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb adulterate:
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- Definition of the adjective adulterate
- Definition of the verb adulterate
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Adulterate (to corrupt or make impure) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's essential words for the GRE, which includes 800 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.
Definition of the adjective adulterate
What does adulterate mean as an attribute of a noun?
Alternative definition of the adjective adulterate
- Tending to commit adultery.
- Corrupted; impure; adulterated.
Definition of the verb adulterate
What does adulterate mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: adulterated | adulterating | adulterates
- corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
- example: adulterate liquor
- lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
- synonyms of adulterate: debase / dilute / load / stretch
- more generic words: corrupt / spoil = alter from the original
- more specific terms:
Alternative definition of the verb adulterate
- To corrupt.
- synonym: debase (2)
- To spoil by adding impurities.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for adulterate
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Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)
— Common pot-ashes, bought of them that sell it in (hops, who are not so foolishly knavish as to adulterate them with salt-petfe, which is much dearer than potashes . Boyle.
by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland
In some States the statutes require that persons trafficking in intoxicating liquors shall not only procure a license, but shall take an oath,7 and give a bond,8 not to adulterate the liquors sold. 1. Boone v. State, 10 Tex. App. 418; selling liquor; the ...
by Thomas Sheridan
To ADULTERATE, a-dul'-te-rate. v. a. To commit adultery ; to corrupt by some foreign admixture. ADULTERATE, adulterate. a. Tainted with the guilt ofadultery; corrupted with some foreign admixture. ADTJLTERATENESS, a-dul"-te- rate- nese'.
Encyclopedia of Forms and Precedents for Pleading and Practice, at Common Law, in Equity, and Under the Various Codes and Practice Acts (1904)
by William Henry Michael, William Mack, Howard Pervear Nash, Thomas Edward O'Brien, James Cockcroft
unlawfully and fraudulently did adulterate, for the purpose of sale, a certain quantity of bread (or other substance, as the case may be), intended for food, with a certain poisonous substance, to wit, (specifying ...
A Complete Dictionary of the English Language, Both with Regard to Sound and Meaning ... To which is Prefixed a Prosodial Grammar ... The Second Edition ... Enlarged (1790)
by Thomas SHERIDAN (M.A., Teacher of Elocution.)
To ADULTERATE, Acids-&afile. v. a. To commit adultery; to corrupt by some foreizn admixture. ADULTERATE, al-dul'-te-thte. a. Tainted with the guilt of adultery, corrupted with some foreign admixture. ADULTERATENESS, d-ddl"-te- rdteness'.
An Elementary Dictionary, Or, Cyclopaediae, for the Use of Maltsters, Brewers, Distillers, Rectifiers, Vinegar Manufacturers, and Others (1838)
by George Adolphus Wigney
Adulterate. For single brewings one copper is quite sufficient, the under back and cooling backs may advantageously be dispensed with, and the fermenting tuns are not absolutely necessary, yet are they convenient. In dispensing with the ...
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- Learn English Vocabulary - New Word: Adulterate
Master your vocabulary by watching this Interactive way of Learning NEW English Words. Learn the meaning and the usage of the word 'Adulterate' in a fun ...
- Adulterate Meaning
Video shows what adulterate means. Tending to commit adultery.. Corrupted; impure; adulterated.. adulterate pronunciation. How to pronounce, definition by ...
- Drew Harrig Adulterate Vocabulary Project
- Vocabulary Made Easy Meaning of Adulterate, Synonyms, Antonyms and its Usage
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Quotes about adulterate
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Scrabble value of A1D2U1L1T1E1R1A1T1E1
The value of this 10-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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