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Adulterate   /ədˈəltərˌeɪt/   Listen

Mixed with impurities.  Synonyms: adulterated, debased.

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"Adulterate" Quotes from Famous Books

... straight murder One of thy basest grooms, and lay you both Grasp'd arm in arm in thy adulterate bed, Men call in witness of that mechall sin." Old English Drama, vol. ...
— Notes and Queries, Number 180, April 9, 1853 • Various

... men in crowded heaps that throng To that adulterate stage, where not a tongue Of th' untun'd kennel can a line repeat Of ...
— Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete • Samuel Pepys

... in, To see the wicked varlet sprawling; They search'd his pockets on the place, And found his copper all was base; They laugh'd at such an Irish blunder, To take the noise of brass for thunder. The moral of this tale is proper, Applied to Wood's adulterate copper: Which, as he scatter'd, we, like dolts, Mistook at first for thunderbolts, Before the Drapier shot a letter, (Nor Jove himself could do it better) Which lighting on the impostor's crown, Like real thunder knock'd ...
— Poems (Volume II.) • Jonathan Swift

Words linked to "Adulterate" :   spoil, corrupt, adulterant, adulterated, debased, extend, adulterator, impure, doctor, doctor up, sophisticate, water down

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