adulterated adulterated  /ə ˈdəl tə ˌreɪ tɪd/


  • (adj) mixed with impurities



  1. Police suspect that the two men bought the adulterated wine from Antonio Fusco, a vintner from the southern region of Taranto.
  2. The Heaven's Gate philosophy added its astronomical trappings to a core of weirdly adulterated Christianity.



  1. "We are angered that a source outside of the company has apparently adulterated the product causing this regrettable loss," Paul Henderson, the company's president and CEO, said Friday.
    on Mar 31, 2007 By: Paul Henderson Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "These imported Chinese products may have been intentionally adulterated with melamine," said House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, a Minnesota Democrat. "This raises serious concerns about the ability of our import inspection...
    on May 9, 2007 By: Collin Peterson Source: Environment News Service

  3. "The food supply is safe, but that doesn't mean somebody, somewhere, sometime could not put some kind of adulterated additives to the food that could cause problems," Thompson said. "I don't want to take anything away from what we have been...
    on Dec 7, 2004 By: Tommy Thompson Source: KRON 4

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