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Adulterate


ADUL'TERATE, verb transitive [Latin adultero, from adulter, mixed, or an adulterer; ad and alter, other.]

To corrupt, debase, or make impure by an admixture of baser materials; as, to adulterate liquors, or the coin of a country.

ADUL'TERATE, verb intransitive To commit adultery. obsolete

ADUL'TERATE, adjective Tainted with adultery; debased by foreign mixture.