|1.||(tr) to debase by adding inferior material: to adulterate milk with water|
|2.||adulterated; debased or impure|
|3.||a less common word for adulterous|
|[C16: from Latin adulterāre to corrupt, commit adultery, probably from alter another, hence to approach another, commit adultery]|
|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
adulteration a·dul·ter·a·tion (ə-dŭl'tə-rā'shən)
The alteration, especially the debasement, of a substance by deliberately adding something not ordinarily a part of it.