Definition of Adulteration

1. Noun. Being mixed with extraneous material; the product of adulterating.

Exact synonyms: Debasement
Generic synonyms: Impureness, Impurity
Derivative terms: Debase

2. Noun. The act of adulterating (especially the illicit substitution of one substance for another).
Generic synonyms: Change

Definition of Adulteration

1. n. The act of adulterating; corruption, or debasement (esp. of food or drink) by foreign mixture.

Definition of Adulteration

1. Noun. The action of adulterating, being mixed with extraneous material, illicit substitution of one substance for another. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Adulteration

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Adulteration

1. The alteration of any substance by the deliberate addition of a component not ordinarily part of that substance; usually used to imply that the substance is debased as a result. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Adulteration

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1881)
"The subject of adulteration had not received that amount of attention from the chemists which its nature and amount, as at present practiced in the United ..."

2. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1852)
"THE adulteration OF COFFEE AND CHICORY. Mr. Thomas Baring, who introduced the question with a view of exposing and checking the prevailing frauds, ..."

3. The Analyst (1879)
"Among many modes of adulteration well known to all analysts, it will be learned with some interest that, instead of alum or sulphate of copper, ..."

4. Journal of Social Science by American Social Science Association, Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, Frederick Stanley Root, Isaac Franklin Russell (1904)
"In spite of the indifference just noted, an exaggerated impression seems to prevail regarding the character and extent of food adulteration. ..."

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