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[uhn-uh-duhl-tuh-rey-tid] /ˌʌn əˈdʌl təˌreɪ tɪd/
not diluted or made impure by adulterating; pure:
unadulterated maple syrup.
utter; absolute:
unadulterated nonsense.
Origin of unadulterated
1710-20; un-1 + adulterate + -ed2
Related forms
unadulteratedly, adverb Unabridged
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  • Actually, it was nothing more than pure unadulterated curiosity, and the innate desire to know.
  • His actions are no different than thousands before him, supported by followers of unadulterated evil.
  • And it's about diving into a world that allows for complete, unadulterated immersion.
  • From my point of view it's nothing but unadulterated greed.
  • unadulterated entertainment is a beautiful thing, whether in the guise of a summer blockbuster or a trashy magazine.
  • The older studies were based on the premise that ordinary, unadulterated foods were the only choices.
  • Because the wood is unadulterated, the tissues hold a chemical record of weather patterns during the period the tree lived.
  • The economy has been contracting using conventional, unadulterated metrics.
  • unadulterated power-pop is an increasingly rare commodity these days.
  • Communal terror adds an element of fun to what would otherwise be, in isolation, unadulterated fear.
British Dictionary definitions for unadulterated


not debased or made impure
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for unadulterated

1719, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of adulterate.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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