adulterated

adjective
adul·​ter·​at·​ed | \ ə-ˈdəl-tə-ˌrā-təd How to pronounce adulterated (audio) \

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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Examples of adulterated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Maybe so, but there are indications that the fashion establishment may be operating from more adulterated motives. New York Times, "It’s Halloween. Here’s What’s Haunting the Runways.," 29 Oct. 2019 The law banned the sale of adulterated meat, set standard sanitary conditions, and required that the USDA inspect all livestock before and after they were killed and processed for human consumption. Kim Kelly, The New Republic, "Trump Turns Back the Clock in America’s Meat Plants," 14 Oct. 2019 The system helped to identify adulterated hazelnuts associated with a record price jump, Verhaelen's team reported in the December issue of Food Control. Lucas Laursen, Scientific American, "Catching Whisky Fakers," 1 Dec. 2018 Alcohol that has special ingredients added is usually described as adulterated alcohol. Monica H. Swahn, Quartz, "Fake alcohol is a deadly problem for tourists traveling abroad," 17 July 2019 But, some experts seem to agree that the symptoms and circumstances fit the indicators of deaths caused by adulterated alcohol. Monica H. Swahn, Quartz, "Fake alcohol is a deadly problem for tourists traveling abroad," 17 July 2019 Relatives have raised the possibility that the deaths may have been caused by adulterated alcohol or misused pesticides. NBC News, "U.S. alcohol agency should investigate Dominican Republic deaths, top Democrat says," 30 June 2019 Relatives have raised the possibility that the deaths may have been caused by adulterated alcohol or misused pesticides. CBS News, "Schumer asks ATF to join investigation into deaths in the Dominican Republic," 30 June 2019 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

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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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The first known use of adulterated was in 1610

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“Adulterated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adulterated. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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