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adulterine

adjective

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relating to or being a sexual encounter or relationship between a married person and someone other than their spouse
  • adulterine fiction often portrays the illicit lovers sympathetically

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The first known use of adulterine was in 1542

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“Adulterine.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/adulterine. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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