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adulteration


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adulteration  \A*dul`ter*a"tion\,  n.  [L.  adulteratio.] 
  1.  The  act  of  adulterating;  corruption,  or  debasement  (esp. 
  of  food  or  drink)  by  foreign  mixture. 
 
  The  shameless  adulteration  of  the  coin.  --Prescott. 
 
  2.  An  adulterated  state  or  product. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adulteration 
  n  :  being  mixed  with  extraneous  material  [syn:  {debasement}] 




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