adulteration

noun adul·ter·a·tion \ ə-ˌdəl-tə-ˈrā-shən \
|Updated on: 10 May 2018

Definition of adulteration

1 : the process of adulterating : the condition of being adulterated
2 : an adulterated product

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Origin and Etymology of adulteration

borrowed from Middle French & Latin; Middle French adulteracion, borrowed from Latin adulterātiōn-, adulterātiō, from adulterāre "to 1adulterate" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns


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adulteration

noun adul·ter·a·tion \ ə-ˌdəl-tə-ˈrā-shən \

medical Definition of adulteration

1 : the process of adulterating : the condition of being adulterated
2 : an adulterated product

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