adulterant

[uh-duhl-ter-uhnt]
noun
1.
a substance that adulterates.
adjective

Origin:
1745–55; < Latin adulterant- (stem of adulterāns, present participle of adulterāre), equivalent to ad- ad- + -ulter (see adulterate) + -ant- -ant

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adulterant (əˈdʌltərənt)
 
n
1.  a substance or ingredient that adulterates
 
adj
2.  adulterating

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adulterant a·dul·ter·ant (ə-dŭl'tər-ənt)
n.
An additive causing an undesirable effect; impurity.


a·dul'ter·ant adj.
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Foreman was appalled by the court's decision that salmonella is not an adulterant because cooking destroys it.
However, hair is an undesirable adulterant and all reasonable steps should be taken to keep it out of food.
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