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adulterant

[uh-duhl-ter-uh nt] /əˈdʌl tər ənt/
noun
1.
a substance that adulterates.
adjective
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; < Latin adulterant- (stem of adulterāns, present participle of adulterāre), equivalent to ad- ad- + -ulter (see adulterate) + -ant- -ant
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Examples for adulterant
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for adulterant

adulterant

/əˈdʌltərənt/
noun
1.
a substance or ingredient that adulterates
adjective
2.
adulterating
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adulterant in Medicine

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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