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English adjective: adulterate

1. adulterate mixed with impurities

Synonymsadulterated, debased



English verb: adulterate

1. adulterate (change) corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones

SamplesAdulterate liquor.

Synonymsdebase, dilute, load, stretch

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)corrupt, spoil

Narrower (hyponym)doctor, doctor up, sophisticate, water down

Verb groupextend, stretch

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