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adulterant


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adulterant  \A*dul"ter*ant\,  n.  [L.  adulterans  p.  pr  of 
  adulterare.] 
  That  which  is  used  to  adulterate  anything  --  a. 
  Adulterating;  as  adulterant  agents  and  processes. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adulterant 
  adj  :  making  impure  or  corrupt  by  adding  extraneous  materials; 
  "the  adulterating  effect  of  extraneous  materials"  [syn: 
  {adulterating}]  [ant:  {purifying}] 
  n  :  any  substance  that  adulterates  (lessens  the  purity  or 
  effectiveness  of  a  substance);  "it  is  necessary  to  remove 
  the  adulterants  before  use" 




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