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English definition of “adulterate”

adulterate

verb [T usually passive]     /əˈdʌl.tə.reɪt/
to make food or drink weaker or to lower its quality, by adding something else: There were complaints that the beer had been adulterated with water.Damaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishingBecoming and making less strong adulterated     /əˈdʌl.tə.reɪ.tɪd/ US  /-t̬ɪd/ adjective adulterated drugs/foodBecoming and making less strongDamaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishing adulteration     /əˌdʌl.təˈreɪ.ʃən/ noun [U] Damaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishingBecoming and making less strong
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