Definition of adulterate
- He was in the same plight as the manufacturer who has to adulterate and misrepresent his product. If he does not, some one else will.
- —Upton Sinclair
The company is accused of adulterating its products with cheap additives.
the company was fined for adulterating its “all beef” frankfurters with cereal
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First Known Use: circa 1526See Words from the same year
the pharmacist was convicted of selling adulterate drugs in order to maximize profits
caught red-handed in what he claimed was his first adulterate encounter
: to make (something, such as a food or drink) impure or weaker by adding something of poor quality
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without deliberation, pause, or delay
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