adulterant

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

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
Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Most vaping-related lung injuries linked to marijuana products, CDC says," 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, "Industry leaders urge Congress to legalize cannabis," 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, "The ancient swamps along India’s western coast must be saved at all costs," 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, "Most vaping-related lung injuries linked to marijuana products, CDC says," 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, "Most vaping-related lung injuries linked to marijuana products, CDC says," 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, "Most vaping-related lung injuries linked to marijuana products, CDC says," 27 Sep. 2019 Multiple avenues are being tested for, including cutting agents or adulterants that might be added to vaping products. Michael Nedelman, CNN, "In lung injury outbreak, signs point to majority of patients vaping THC products," 27 Sep. 2019 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

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First Known Use of adulterant

circa 1755, in the meaning defined above

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7 Apr 2020

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“Adulterant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adulterant. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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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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