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adulterateverb [T usually passive]

uk   us   /əˈdʌl.tə.reɪt/
adulterated
adjective uk   /əˈdʌl.tə.reɪ.tɪd/  us   /-t̬ɪd/
adulterated ​drugs/​food
adulteration
noun [U] uk   us   /əˌdʌl.təˈreɪ.ʃən/
(Definition of adulterate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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adulterateverb [T]

 us   /əˈdʌl·təˌreɪt/
to make something ​weaker or of ​worsequality by ​adding something ​else to it: Saffron is very ​expensive, and is often adulterated with other ​plants.
(Definition of adulterate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “adulterate”
in Chinese (Simplified) (在饮食中)掺杂,掺假…
in Chinese (Traditional) (在飲食中)摻雜,摻假…
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