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Adulterating   Listen
adjective
adulterating  adj.  
1.
Making impure or corrupt by virtue of extraneous origin; of impurities. "The adulterating effect of extraneous materials". Antonym: purifying.
Synonyms: adulterant
2.
Making impure or corrupt by adding extraneous materials; of people.
Synonyms: adulterant.






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"Adulterating" Quotes from Famous Books



... manufacturer of fig paste or strawberry jam should put in ten per cent. of little round hard wooden nodules, just the sort to get stuck between the teeth or caught in the vermiform appendix. How long would it be before he was sent to jail for adulterating food? But neither jail nor boycott has ...
— Creative Chemistry - Descriptive of Recent Achievements in the Chemical Industries • Edwin E. Slosson

... who have effected inventions that change the face of the earth—the printing-press, gunpowder, the steam-engine,—men hailed as benefactors by the unthinking herd, or the would-be sages,—have introduced ills unknown before, adulterating and often counterbalancing the good. Each new improvement in machinery deprives hundreds of food. Civilization is the eternal sacrifice of one generation to the next. An awful sense of the impotence of human agencies has crushed down the sublime aspirations ...
— Alice, or The Mysteries, Book II • Edward Bulwer Lytton

... perish for which she ever became a dissenting body. With this, however, we, that stand outside, are noways concerned. But an evil, in which we are concerned, is the headlong tendency of the Free Church, and of all churches adulterating with her principle, to an issue not merely dangerous in a political sense, but ruinous in an anti-social sense. The artifice of the Free Church lies in pleading a spiritual relation of any case whatever, whether of doing or suffering, whether positive or negative, ...
— Theological Essays and Other Papers v2 • Thomas de Quincey

... "the bitters that are brewed from your barley will need no adulterating behind the bar, ...
— Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard • Eleanor Farjeon

... men of spirit, courage, and unshaken faith. He needs consecrated men, to hurl them against the organized powers, and inbreaking hordes, that are desecrating the Sabbath, corrupting the Church, maiming the truth, debauching morality, bribing conscience, licensing drunkenness, desolating the home, adulterating religion, worshiping wealth, crushing the poor, chaining manhood to secrecy, denying God in government, and the Lord Jesus Christ on His throne. Men are needed, men of the martyr type, men who count not heads, but principles. Men are in demand, men who find ...
— Sketches of the Covenanters • J. C. McFeeters



Words linked to "Adulterating" :   extraneous, adulterant, purifying



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