adulterant

noun
adul·ter·ant | \ə-ˈdəl-t(ə-)rənt \

Definition of adulterant 

: an adulterating substance or agent

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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

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The outbreak led to widespread changes in the beef industry, including the USDA officially designating that strain of E. coli to be an adulterant. Kaila White, azcentral, "After salmonella nearly killed their toddler, Glendale parents sue Foster Farms – and win," 11 June 2018 His toxicology lab finds the same culprits over and over: adulterants hidden in the dose. Rachel Nuwer, New York Times, "In Hong Kong, Folk Remedies Are Sickening Patients," 6 Oct. 2017 More than 80 percent of the cocaine the company tested worldwide in 2016 included an adulterant, according to Auctor. Jason Henry, Orange County Register, "Taking drugs at Coachella? This stealth group works to keep you safe," 23 Apr. 2017

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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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adulterant

noun
adul·ter·ant | \ə-ˈdəl-t(ə-)rənt \

Medical Definition of adulterant 

: an adulterating substance or agent

Other Words from adulterant

adulterant adjective

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