adulterated

adjective
adul·​ter·​at·​ed | \ə-ˈdəl-tə-ˌrā-təd \

Definition of adulterated 

: weakened or lessened in purity by the addition of a foreign or inferior substance or element adulterated food

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DeCoster and his son, Peter DeCoster, each pleaded guilty to one count of introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce. Kristine Phillips, Philly.com, "Salmonella sickens nearly three dozen people following recall of more than 200 million eggs," 12 May 2018 DeCoster and his son, Peter DeCoster, each pleaded guilty to one count of introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce. Kristine Phillips, Washington Post, "Salmonella sickens nearly three dozen people following recall of more than 200 million eggs," 12 May 2018 Due to its exorbitant price, saffron makers started to sell adulterated forms that are ground to a fine powder, and then mixed with other pigments and spices. Nik Sharma, San Francisco Chronicle, "A Brown Kitchen: Turmeric-Baked Sea Bass With Saffron Couscous," 15 Jan. 2018 They are considered adulterated because of the lack of quality control measures, FDA says. AJC.com, "Roswell company warned that its products are adulterated," 14 Jan. 2018 Horowitz also gave the animals a choice between their adulterated urine, and the adulterating smell on its own. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, "Can Dogs Smell Their ‘Reflections’?," 17 Aug. 2017 Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says no deaths have been reported due to the adulterated heroin. CBS News, ""Free samples" of tainted heroin distributed in Chicago, police say," 11 July 2017 McNeil-PPC pleaded guilty in 2015 to introducing adulterated infants' and children's over-the-counter drugs into interstate commerce. Lisa Schencker, chicagotribune.com, "Illinois, other states settle with Johnson & Johnson for $33 million," 24 May 2017

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First Known Use of adulterated

1610, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adulterated

from past participle of adulterate entry 1

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