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adulterate

adjective

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2 relating to or being a sexual encounter or relationship between a married person and someone other than their spouse
  • caught red-handed in what he claimed was his first adulterate encounter

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adulterate

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of adulterate (Entry 2 of 2)

to alter (something) for the worse with the addition of foreign or lower-grade substances
  • the company was fined for adulterating its "all beef" frankfurters with cereal

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The first known use of adulterate was circa 1509

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“Adulterate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/adulterate. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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