adulterant

noun
adul·​ter·​ant | \ ə-ˈdəl-t(ə-)rənt How to pronounce adulterant (audio) \

Definition of adulterant

: an adulterating substance or agent

Other Words from adulterant

adulterant adjective

Examples of adulterant in a Sentence

concerned about adulterants in the town's water supply coming from the discharge from the factory
Recent Examples on the Web But because additives aren’t disclosed to the buyer and most of them have been banned by the FDA, clinicians might not recognize or even suspect that an adulterant is the cause of a patient’s symptoms. C. Michael White, The Conversation, 16 Aug. 2021 Officials also don't know whether there is a particular solvent or adulterant in one product, whether there are multiple products, or whether there are multiple brands involved, Schuchat said. Lena H. Sun, chicagotribune.com, 30 Sep. 2019 Indeed, preliminary reports have linked nearly all reported illnesses to products purchased from the illicit market that contain potential adulterants and contaminants. chicagotribune.com, 10 Oct. 2019 While the arils of M fatua are extensively harvested and have a good market, the arils of G canarica are used as an adulterant. Neha Jain, Quartz India, 6 Nov. 2019 Officials also don't know whether there is a particular solvent or adulterant in one product, whether there are multiple products, or whether there are multiple brands involved, Schuchat said. Lena H. Sun, chicagotribune.com, 30 Sep. 2019 Officials don’t know whether there is a particular solvent or adulterant in one product, whether there are multiple products, and whether there are multiple brands involved, Schuchat said. Laurie Mcginley, The Denver Post, 27 Sep. 2019 Officials also don't know whether there is a particular solvent or adulterant in one product, whether there are multiple products, or whether there are multiple brands involved, Schuchat said. Author: Lena H. Sun, Laurie Mcginley, Anchorage Daily News, 27 Sep. 2019 Multiple avenues are being tested for, including cutting agents or adulterants that might be added to vaping products. Michael Nedelman, CNN, 27 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of adulterant

circa 1755, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of adulterant was circa 1755

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15 Oct 2021

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“Adulterant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adulterant. Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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adulterant

noun
adul·​ter·​ant | \ ə-ˈdəl-t(ə-)rənt How to pronounce adulterant (audio) \

Medical Definition of adulterant

: an adulterating substance or agent

Other Words from adulterant

adulterant adjective

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