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English adjective: adulterate

1. adulterate mixed with impurities


Synonymsadulterated, debased


Similarimpure


Antonymspure


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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