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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb adulterate:

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Synonyms of the adjective adulterate

Equivalent word for the adjective adulterate, that has fewer characters:

  1. debased (7 letter word, the shortest synonym for adulterate)
    • related terms: undebased, debaser

Equivalent word for the adjective adulterate, that has more characters:

  1. adulterated (11 letter word, the longest synonym for adulterate)
    • related terms: Nonadulterated, unadulterated, unadulterate, unadulterous, unadulteration, adultress, adulterine, adultery, adulterate, adulterer, adulterous, adulterize, adulterant, adulteration

Synonyms of the verb adulterate

Equivalent words for the verb adulterate:

  1. debase (6 letter word for adulterate)
    • inflections: debased, debasing, debases
    • related terms: Codebase, debaser
  2. dilute (6 letter word for adulterate)
    • inflections: diluted, diluting, dilutes
    • related terms: undilute, undilution, overdilute, overdilution, dilutee, Dilutable, diluter, dilutor, dilutant, dilutent, dilution, dilutive
  3. load (4 letter word, the shortest synonym for adulterate)
  4. stretch (7 letter word for adulterate)
    • inflections: stretched, stretching, stretches
    • related terms: unstretch, unstretchable, outstretch, outstretcher, overstretch, prestretch, restretch, upstretch, stretchy, stretchable, stretcher

Hypernyms of the verb adulterate

More generic words for the verb adulterate:

  1. alter (5 letter word)
    • inflections: altered, altering, alters
    • related terms: Unalter, exalter, exaltee, exaltment, exaltate, exaltation, exaltative, misalter, prealter, prealteration, realter, realterable, realteration, alterable, alterate, alterer, alterant, alteration, alterity, alterman, alterative
  2. change (6 letter word)
    • inflections: changed, changing, changes
    • related terms: unchange, exchange, exchangee, exchanger, transchange, transchanger, counterchange, interchange, interchanger, rechange, changable, changer
  3. corrupt (7 letter word)
    • inflections: corrupted, corrupting, corrupts
    • related terms: uncorrupt, uncorruptness, uncorruptible, uncorruption, uncorruptive, uncorruptly, incorrupt, incorruptness, incorruptible, incorruption, incorruptive, incorruptly, overcorrupt, overcorruption, overcorruptly, precorrupt, precorruptness, precorruption, precorruptive, precorruptly, recorrupt, recorruption, corruptful, corruptless, corruptness, Corruptable, corruptible, corrupter, corruptor, corruptious, corruption, corruptive, corruptly
  4. damage (6 letter word)
    • inflections: damaged, damaging, damages
    • related terms: indamage, Photodamage, predamage, redamage, damager, damageous
  5. decay (5 letter word)
    • inflections: decayed, decaying, decays
    • related terms: predecay, redecay, decayless
  6. deflower (8 letter word)
    • inflections: deflowered, deflowering, deflowers
  7. desire (6 letter word)
    • inflections: desired, desiring, desires
    • related terms: undesire, undesirable, undesirous, counterdesire, misdesire, overdesire, overdesirous, redesire, redesirous, Desiree, desirable, desirer, desirous, Desirive
  8. destroy (7 letter word)
    • inflections: destroyed, destroying, destroys
    • related term: predestroy
  9. fail (4 letter word)
    • inflections: failed, failing, fails
    • related terms: defail, defailment, defailance, failure, failance, Failer
  10. forbid (6 letter word)
    • inflections: forbade, forbidden, forbidding, forbids
    • related terms: unforbid, reforbid, forbidal
  11. foreclose (9 letter word)
    • inflections: foreclosed, foreclosing, forecloses
    • related terms: foreclosure, foreclosable
  12. forestall (9 letter word)
    • inflections: forestalled, forestalling, forestalls
    • related terms: forestalling, forestalment
  13. handle (6 letter word)
    • inflections: handled, handling, handles
    • related terms: mishandle, Mishandler, Outhandle, overhandle, prehandle, rehandle, rehandler, handless, handline, handlist, Handly, handler
  14. impair (6 letter word)
    • inflections: impaired, impairing, impairs
    • related terms: unimpair, unimpairable, preimpair, preimpairment, impairment, impairable, impairer
  15. mar (3 letter word, one of the shortest hypernyms for adulterate)
    • inflections: marred, marring, mars
    • related terms: amar, amarine, amaroid, amarant, amarity, marage, maral, marian, marine, marish, marist, marlet, marling, mary, maror, marly
  16. miscarry (8 letter word)
    • inflections: miscarried, miscarrying, miscarries
    • related term: miscarriage
  17. modify (6 letter word)
  18. pay (3 letter word, one of the shortest hypernyms for adulterate)
    • inflections: paid, paying, pays
    • related terms: apay, apaise, unpay, unpayment, Autopay, mispay, outpay, outpayment, overpay, overpayment, Postpay, prepay, prepayment, repay, repayal, repayment, underpay, underpayment, payee, payen, payess, payment, Payware, payor, paise
  19. preclude (8 letter word)
    • inflections: precluded, precluding, precludes
    • related term: precludable
  20. prevent (7 letter word)
    • inflections: prevented, preventing, prevents
    • related terms: preventure, preventable, preventible, preventer, prevention, preventive, preventative
  21. ruin (4 letter word)
    • inflections: ruined, ruining, ruins
    • related terms: counterruin, ruinlike, ruinable, ruinate, ruiner, ruinous, ruination
  22. spoil (5 letter word)
    • inflections: spoiled, spoiling, spoils, spoilt
    • related terms: despoil, despoilment, despoiler, despoilation, unspoil, unspoilable, prespoil, spoilage, spoilful, spoilless, spoilment, spoilable, spoilate, spoiler, spoilation
  23. treat (5 letter word)
    • inflections: treated, treating, treats
    • related terms: intreat, intreatable, extreat, Hydrotreat, maltreat, maltreatment, maltreater, maltreator, mistreat, mistreatment, Mistreater, Overtreat, pretreat, pretreatment, pretreaty, retreat, retreatal, retreatful, retreatism, retreatist, Retreatlike, retreatment, retreater, retreatant, retreative, re-treat, re-treatment, undertreat, Undertreatment, treatee, treatment, treaty, treatable, treater, treator, treatise
  24. vitiate (7 letter word)
    • inflections: vitiated, vitiating, vitiates
    • related terms: invitiate, vitiator, vitiation
  25. want (4 letter word)
    • inflections: wanted, wanting, wants
    • related terms: Miswant, wantage, wantful, wantless, Wantsome, wanty, wanter

More generic phrases for the verb adulterate:

  1. do by (5 characters phrase, the shortest phrasal hypernym for adulterate)
  2. go wrong (8 character phrase)

Hyponyms of the verb adulterate

More specific words for the verb adulterate, that have fewer characters:

  1. cobble (6 letter word)
    • inflections: cobbled, cobbling, cobbles
    • related terms: cobblery, cobbly, cobbler
  2. darn (4 letter word)
    • inflections: darned, darning, darns
    • related terms: redarn, darner, darnation
  3. doctor (6 letter word)
    • inflections: doctored, doctoring, doctors
    • related terms: undoctor, Undoctorly, subdoctor, underdoctor, doctoral, doctordom, doctress, doctorhood, doctorial, Doctorish, doctorless, doctorlike, doctorship, doctorate, Doctorer, doctorize, doctorization, doctorly
  4. fiddle (6 letter word)
    • inflections: fiddled, fiddling, fiddles
    • related terms: fiddlery, fiddly, fiddler
  5. fill (4 letter word)
    • inflections: filled, filling, fills
    • related terms: unfill, unfilial, unfilling, infill, infilling, Autofill, Microfill, overfill, overfilling, prefill, refill, refilling, underfill, underfilling, upfill, filly, fillable, filler
  6. heel (4 letter word)
    • inflections: heeled, heeling, heels
    • related terms: outheel, reheel, heelless, heeler
  7. patch (5 letter word)
    • inflections: patched, patching, patches
    • related terms: dispatch, dispatchful, dispatcher, mispatch, repatch, patchery, patchless, Patchlike, patchy, patchable, patcher, patchwise
  8. piece (5 letter word)
    • inflections: pieced, piecing, pieces
    • related terms: apiece, unpiece, dispiece, forepiece, interpiece, repiece, piecen, piecette, piecer
  9. point (5 letter word)
    • inflections: pointed, pointing, points
    • related terms: autopoint, counterpoint, dispoint, forepoint, forepointer, interpoint, mispoint, outpoint, repoint, Subpoint, underpoint, uppoint, pointage, pointal, Pointee, pointful, pointless, pointlet, Pointlike, Pointling, pointment, pointure, pointy, pointable, pointer, pointman, pointwise
  10. reheel (6 letter word)
    • inflections: reheeled, reheeling, reheels
  11. repoint (7 letter word)
    • inflections: repointed, repointing, repoints
  12. resole (6 letter word)
    • inflections: resoled, resoling, resoles
  13. revamp (6 letter word)
    • inflections: revamped, revamping, revamps
    • related term: revampment
  14. sole (4 letter word)
    • inflections: soled, soling, soles
    • related terms: desole, desolate, desolation, desolative, unsole, console, consolette, consolable, consolate, consoler, consolation, insole, insolite, insolate, insolence, insolent, insolation, hydrosole, hydrosolic, intersole, outsole, outsoler, resole, undersole, Solarian, solen, soleless, soleness, Soleship, soler, solely
  15. tinker (6 letter word)
    • inflections: tinkered, tinkering, tinkers
    • related terms: retinker, tinkerdom, tinkerlike, tinkerer, tinkerly, tinkerwise
  16. vamp (4 letter word)
    • inflections: vamped, vamping, vamps
    • related terms: revamp, revampment, vampish, Vampy
  17. vet (3 letter word, the shortest hyponym for adulterate)
    • inflections: vetted, vetting, vets
    • related terms: covet, covetable, coveter, covetous, covetise, revet, revetment, veter, vetitive

More specific words for the verb adulterate, that have more characters:

  1. sophisticate (12 letter word, one of the longest hyponyms for adulterate)
    • inflections: sophisticated, sophisticating, sophisticates
    • related terms: desophisticate, unsophisticate, unsophistic, outsophisticate, sophistic, sophister
  2. troubleshoot (12 letter word, one of the longest hyponyms for adulterate)
    • inflections: troubleshot, troubleshooting, troubleshoots
    • related term: troubleshooter

More specific phrases for the verb adulterate, that have fewer characters:

  1. doctor up (9 character phrase)
  2. patch up (8 characters phrase, the shortest phrasal hyponym for adulterate)

More specific phrase for the verb adulterate, that has the same number of characters:

  1. water down (10 character phrase)

Other more specific term for the verb adulterate:

  1. trouble-shoot (13 character term)
    • related term: trouble-shooter

Related words for the term adulterate, that have fewer characters:

  1. alloy (5 letter word)
    • inflections: alloyed, alloying, alloys
    • related term: alloyage
  2. attenuate (9 letter word)
    • inflections: attenuated, attenuating, attenuates
    • related terms: overattenuate, subattenuate, subattenuation, attenuable, Attenuance, attenuant, attenuation, attenuative
  3. baptize (7 letter word)
    • inflections: baptized, baptizing, baptizes
    • related terms: unbaptize, misbaptize, prebaptize, rebaptize, rebaptism, rebaptization, baptizee, baptizable, baptizer
  4. canker (6 letter word)
    • inflections: cankered, cankering, cankers
    • related terms: Cankerlike, cankery, cankerous
  5. cheapen (7 letter word)
    • inflections: cheapened, cheapening, cheapens
    • related term: cheapener
  6. coarsen (7 letter word)
    • inflections: coarsened, coarsening, coarsens
    • related terms: coarseness, Coarsener
  7. confound (8 letter word)
    • inflections: confounded, confounding, confounds
    • related terms: unconfound, interconfound, preconfound, reconfound, confoundment, confoundable, confounder
  8. cook (4 letter word)
    • inflections: cooked, cooking, cooks
    • related terms: Uncook, micro-cook, miscook, miscookery, outcook, overcook, precook, precooker, recook, undercook, cookdom, cookee, cookery, cookish, cookless, cookware, cooky, cookable, cooker
  9. cut (3 letter word)
    • inflections: cut, cutting, cuts
    • related terms: uncut, incut, intercut, miscut, outcut, overcut, precut, recut, undercut, upcut, cutify, cutlet, cutling, cuter, cutization
  10. deacon (6 letter word)
    • inflections: deaconed, deaconing, deacons
    • related terms: subdeacon, subdeaconess, subdeaconship, subdeaconate, underdeacon, deaconal, deaconess, deaconhood, deaconship, deaconate, deaconize
  11. debauch (7 letter word)
    • inflections: debauched, debauching, debauches
    • related terms: debauchee, debauchery, debauchment, debaucher
  12. defile (6 letter word)
    • inflections: defiled, defiling, defiles
    • related terms: defilade, defilable, defiler
  13. degrade (7 letter word)
    • inflections: degraded, degrading, degrades
    • related terms: degradable, degrader, degradation, degradative
  14. denature (8 letter word)
    • inflections: denatured, denaturing, denatures
    • related terms: Codenature, Denaturable, denaturate, denaturise, denaturize, denaturisation, denaturization, denaturant, denaturation
  15. deprave (7 letter word)
    • inflections: depraved, depraving, depraves
    • related terms: depravate, depraver, depravation, depravity
  16. desecrate (9 letter word)
    • inflections: desecrated, desecrating, desecrates
    • related term: desecration
  17. despoil (7 letter word)
    • inflections: despoiled, despoiling, despoils
    • related terms: despoilment, despoiler, despoilation
  18. devalue (7 letter word)
    • inflections: devalued, devaluing, devalues
    • related terms: devaluate, devaluation
  19. distort (7 letter word)
    • inflections: distorted, distorting, distorts
    • related terms: overdistort, overdistortion, distortable, distorter, distortion, distortive
  20. expand (6 letter word)
    • inflections: expanded, expanding, expands
    • related terms: coexpand, overexpand, preexpand, pre-expand, reexpand, re-expand, expandable, expandible, expander
  21. fake (4 letter word)
    • inflections: faked, faking, fakes
    • related terms: fakery, fakement, faker, Fakely
  22. falsify (7 letter word)
    • inflections: falsified, falsifying, falsifies
    • related terms: falsifiable, falsifier
  23. fortify (7 letter word)
    • inflections: fortified, fortifying, fortifies
    • related terms: defortify, unfortify, unfortifiable, refortify, underfortify, fortifiable, fortifier
  24. infect (6 letter word)
    • inflections: infected, infecting, infects
    • related terms: disinfect, disinfecter, disinfector, disinfectant, disinfection, Disinfectation, disinfective, preinfect, preinfection, reinfect, reinfectious, reinfection, Infectee, infectuous, Infectable, infectible, infecter, infector, infectious, infectant, infection, infective
  25. irrigate (8 letter word)
    • inflections: irrigated, irrigating, irrigates
    • related terms: overirrigate, overirrigation, reirrigate, reirrigation, subirrigate, subirrigation, irriguous, irrigable, irrigant, irrigation, irrigative
  26. juggle (6 letter word)
    • inflections: juggled, juggling, juggles
    • related terms: outjuggle, jugglery, Jugglable, juggler
  27. lace (4 letter word)
    • inflections: laced, lacing, laces
    • related terms: delace, unlace, inlace, interlace, interlacery, interlacer, overlace, relace, lacery, laceless, lacelike, lacey, lacer, laceman, lacewoman
  28. misuse (6 letter word)
    • inflections: misused, misusing, misuses
    • related terms: misusage, misuser
  29. pack (4 letter word)
    • inflections: packed, packing, packs
    • related terms: unpack, unpacker, impack, impackment, overpack, Overpackage, prepack, prepackage, repack, repackage, repacker, retropack, package, packery, packless, Packlike, packness, packware, packable, packer, packman, packmanship, packly
  30. pervert (7 letter word)
    • inflections: perverted, perverting, perverts
    • related terms: unpervert, pervertible, perverter, pervertive
  31. plant (5 letter word)
    • inflections: planted, planting, plants
    • related terms: deplant, deplantation, unplant, unplantlike, unplantable, complant, implant, implantable, implanter, implantation, explant, explantation, transplant, transplantee, transplantable, transplanter, transplantation, displant, interplant, intraplant, misplant, Outplant, overplant, preplant, replant, replantable, replanter, replantation, subplant, underplant, plantage, plantal, plantdom, Planthood, plantless, plantlet, plantlike, plantling, plantocracy, plantable, planter, plantation, Plantwise
  32. poison (6 letter word)
    • inflections: poisoned, poisoning, poisons
    • related terms: unpoison, unpoisonable, unpoisonous, impoison, impoisoner, counterpoison, outpoison, prepoison, poisonful, poisonless, Poisonlike, poisonable, poisoner, poisonous
  33. pollute (7 letter word)
    • inflections: polluted, polluting, pollutes
    • related terms: impollute, repollute, Pollutable, polluter, pollutant, pollution, pollutive
  34. rarefy (6 letter word)
    • inflections: rarefied, rarefying, rarefies
    • related terms: rarefiable, rarefier
  35. ravage (6 letter word)
    • inflections: ravaged, ravaging, ravages
    • related term: ravager
  36. ravish (6 letter word)
    • inflections: ravished, ravishing, ravishes
    • related terms: overravish, ravishment, ravisher
  37. reduce (6 letter word)
    • inflections: reduced, reducing, reduces
    • related terms: overreduce, overreduction, re-reduce, re-reduction, reducible, reducer, Reducant, reducent, reduction, reductive
  38. retouch (7 letter word)
    • inflections: retouched, retouching, retouches
    • related terms: photo-retouch, retouchment, retouchable, retoucher
  39. rig (3 letter word)
    • inflections: rigged, rigging, rigs
    • related terms: unrig, outrig, rerig, riglet, rigling, rigor, rigation
  40. salt (4 letter word)
    • inflections: salted, salting, salts
    • related terms: desalt, desalter, unsalt, unsalty, unsaltable, hydrosalt, oversalt, oversalty, persalt, photosalt, resalt, subsalt, Undersalt, saltee, salten, saltern, saltery, saltine, saltish, saltless, saltlike, saltness, salty, saltate, salter, saltant, saltation, saltman, saltly
  41. spike (5 letter word)
  42. stack (5 letter word)
    • inflections: stacked, stacking, stacks
    • related terms: unstack, unstacker, Interstack, restack, stackage, stackful, stackless, stackable, stacker, stackman
  43. subtilize (9 letter word)
    • inflections: subtilized, subtilizing, subtilizes
    • related terms: subtilism, subtilist, subtiliate, subtiler, subtilise, subtilisation, subtilization, subtility, subtilty, subtilly
  44. taint (5 letter word)
    • inflections: tainted, tainting, taints
    • related terms: untaint, untaintable, taint-free, taintless, taintment, tainture, taintable, taintor
  45. thin (4 letter word)
    • inflections: thinned, thinning, thins
    • related terms: overthin, overthinness, overthinly, thinness, thinly
  46. twist (5 letter word)
    • inflections: twisted, twisting, twists
    • related terms: atwist, untwist, untwistable, untwister, intwist, a-twist, cotwist, intertwist, overtwist, retwist, uptwist, twistless, twisty, twistable, twister, Twistor
  47. ulcerate (8 letter word)
    • inflections: ulcerated, ulcerating, ulcerates
    • related terms: exulcerate, exulceration, exulcerative, ulcery, ulcerable, ulcerous, ulceration, ulcerative
  48. violate (7 letter word)
    • inflections: violated, violating, violates
    • related terms: unviolate, unviolable, unviolent, unviolative, inviolate, inviolable, previolate, previolation, reviolate, reviolation, violature, violater, violator, violation, violative
  49. vulgarize (9 letter word)
    • inflections: vulgarized, vulgarizing, vulgarizes
    • related terms: devulgarize, unvulgarize, unvulgarness, unvulgarise, unvulgarly, vulgarian, vulgarish, vulgarism, vulgarist, vulgarlike, vulgarness, vulgarer, vulgarise, vulgarisation, vulgarization, vulgarity, vulgarly, vulgarwise
  50. warp (4 letter word)
    • inflections: warped, warping, warps
    • related terms: unwarp, unwarpable, underwarp, upwarp, warpage, warplike, warpable, warpwise
  51. water (5 letter word)
    • inflections: watered, watering, waters
    • related terms: awater, dewater, unwater, unwatery, outwater, overwater, rewater, subwater, underwater, waterage, water-free, waterish, waterless, waterlike, watery, Waterable, waterer, waterman, watermanship, waterwoman, waterward, waterwise
  52. weaken (6 letter word)
    • inflections: weakened, weakening, weakens
    • related terms: unweaken, reweaken, weakener
  53. weight (6 letter word)
    • inflections: weighted, weighting, weights
    • related terms: unweight, unweighty, inweight, counterweight, counter-weight, outweight, overweight, overweightage, Preweight, reweight, subweight, underweight, Weightism, weightless, Weightlike, weighty, weighter, Weightwise

Related words for the term adulterate, that have the same number of characters:

  1. bastardize (10 letter word)
    • inflections: bastardized, bastardizing, bastardizes
    • related terms: abastardize, imbastardize, bastardism, bastardy, bastardise, bastardisation, bastardization, bastardly
  2. degenerate (10 letter word)
    • inflections: degenerated, degenerating, degenerates
    • related terms: undegenerate, undegenerative, predegenerate, degeneration, degenerative
  3. manipulate (10 letter word)
    • inflections: manipulated, manipulating, manipulates
    • related terms: Overmanipulate, remanipulate, remanipulation, manipulable, manipulation, manipulative
  4. prostitute (10 letter word)
    • inflections: prostituted, prostituting, prostitutes
    • related terms: unprostitute, prostitutor, prostitution
  5. Adulterant (10 letter word)
    • related terms: adultress, adulterine, adultery, adulterate, adulterer, adulterous, adulterize, adulteration

Related words for the term adulterate, that have more characters:

  1. contaminate (11 letter word)
    • inflections: contaminated, contaminating, contaminates
    • related terms: decontaminate, decontamination, decontaminative, uncontaminate, uncontaminable, uncontaminative, incontaminate, incontaminable, Recontaminate, contaminable, contaminous, contaminant, contamination, contaminative
  2. denaturalize (12 letter word)
    • inflections: denaturalized, denaturalizing, denaturalizes
    • related terms: Denaturable, denaturate, denaturise, denaturize, denaturisation, denaturization, denaturant, denaturation
  3. etherealize (11 letter word)
    • inflections: etherealized, etherealizing, etherealizes
    • related terms: etherial, etheric, etherify, etherish, etherism, etherlike, etherate, etherous, ethereous, etherise, etherize, etherization
  4. Adulterants (11 letter word)
    • related terms: adultress, adulterine, adultery, adulterate, adulterer, adulterous, adulterize, adulterant, adulteration
  5. Adulteration (12 letter word)
    • related terms: unadulteration, unadulterate, unadulterous, adultress, adulterine, adultery, adulterate, adulterer, adulterous, adulterize, adulterant
  6. unadulterate (12 letter word)
    • related terms: unadulterous, unadulteration
  7. inadulterate (12 letter word)
  8. adultress (9 letter word)
  9. adulterine (10 letter word)
  10. adultery (8 letter word)
  11. adulterer (9 letter word)
    • related terms: adultress, adulterine, adultery, adulterate, adulterous, adulterize, adulterant, adulteration
  12. adulterous (10 letter word)
    • related terms: Nonadulterous, unadulterous, unadulterate, unadulteration, adultress, adulterine, adultery, adulterate, adulterer, adulterize, adulterant, adulteration
  13. adulterize (10 letter word)
    • related terms: adultress, adulterine, adultery, adulterate, adulterer, adulterous, adulterant, adulteration

Related phrase for the term adulterate, that has fewer characters:

  1. thin out (8 character phrase)

Related phrases for the term adulterate, that have more characters:

  1. tamper with (11 character phrase)
  2. Adulteration of food (20 character phrase)
  3. Chemical contaminant (20 character phrase)
  4. Chemical intrusion (18 character phrase)
  5. Food adulterant (15 character phrase)
  6. Food adulteration (17 character phrase)

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