Cite
 

Meaning of adulterate

a•dul•ter•ate

Pronunciation: (v.u-dul'tu-rāt"adj.u-dul'tur-it, -tu-rāt"), [key]
— v., adj. -at•ed, -at•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to debase or make impure by adding inferior materials or elements; use cheaper, inferior, or less desirable goods in the production of (any professedly genuine article): to adulterate food.
—adj.
  1. adulterated.
  2. adulterous (def. 1).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also: