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

Definition of unadulterated 

1 : not adulterated : pure unadulterated food

2 : complete, unqualified an unadulterated fool

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Examples of unadulterated in a Sentence

an unadulterated solution is required for the experiment the unadulterated nonsense that you sometimes hear from political pundits on TV

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At least eight states specify that tattoo ink must be sterile, nontoxic or unadulterated, according to the Network for Public Health Law, an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Jo Craven Mcginty, WSJ, "Tattoo Industry Wins Over Millennials," 31 Aug. 2018 There is no question that Democratic leaders have been tugged toward a brand of more unadulterated progressivism. Jonathan Martin, New York Times, "As Trump Consolidates Power, Democrats Confront a Rebellion in Their Ranks," 30 June 2018 Drake is incapable of being anything other than his unadulterated, emotional self, and the lyrics on Scorpion are proof of that. refinery29.com, "The Most Drake Lyrics On Drake's Scorpion," 29 June 2018 The Being The Elite series has allowed talent to drive their own storylines and for viewers to enjoy a unique look at the unadulterated personalities of some of wrestling’s stars. Justin Barrasso, SI.com, "Q&A: 'The Villain' Marty Scurll On His ROH Triple Threat Main Event Match," 29 June 2018 The pure, unadulterated outrage that followed from the American public, churches and advocacy groups reached a fever pitch before the president signed an executive order that ended the separation of families on Wednesday. Stacey Leasca, Glamour, "All Your Questions About Trump's Executive Order on Family Separation, Answered," 22 June 2018 Trump and members of Congress have used the messages to fuel unsupported conspiracy theories, but the private exchanges also leave little doubt about Page's and Strzok's unadulterated contempt for Trump. Laura Jarrett, CNN, "Justice Department internal report will include more text messages between FBI officials on Trump," 14 June 2018 Everything is so sophisticated now; content is rarely the product of unadulterated devotion, and instead comes laced with an agenda or excessive amounts of irony and self-awareness. Lindsey Lanquist, SELF, "Do Yourself a Favor and Follow My Best Friend’s Mom on Instagram," 25 May 2018 Triple Cheeseburger Detroit Coney Grill Tt’s tough to beat the unadulterated, magical syzygy of beef and American cheese on a steaming sesame bun. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "25 best burgers in Phoenix: If you've got a hamburger craving, here's where to go," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of unadulterated

circa 1719, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of unadulterated was circa 1719

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English Language Learners Definition of unadulterated

: not having anything added : not adulterated

: complete and total

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