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adulterate, adulterous, extracurricular, extramarital, two-timing
1542, in the meaning defined at sense 1a
borrowed from Middle French & Latin; Middle French adulterin, borrowed from Latin adulterīnus, from adulter adulterer + -īnus -ine entry 1
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