adulteration adulteration  /ə ˌdəl tə ˈreɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) being mixed with extraneous material; the product of adulterating
  2. (n) the act of adulterating (especially the illicit substitution of one substance for another)


  1. At least twelve vintners were arrested on charges ranging from manslaughter and grievous bodily harm to criminal association and illegal adulteration of food.
  2. The amount he would avoid would depend upon the extent of the adulteration.
  3. Deliberate food adulteration is relatively easy to detectwatering of oysters and butter, injection of as much as a quart of water into fresh-killed turkeys just before freezing.



  1. "The important point today is that the source of the adulteration has been identified and removed from our system," said Paul Henderson, Menu Foods chief executive officer and president.
    on Mar 30, 2007 By: Paul Henderson Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "India being a largely vegetarian society relies heavily on milk for its nutritional needs. Adulteration is rampant owing to shortage of milk and the challenge for us is to make our country a land of plenty," Dixit added.
    on May 26, 2009 By: Sheila Dikshit Source:

  3. "I am concerned about the marked increase in cases of adulteration of food over the past six months," wrote Harkin, an Iowa Democrat. "From human food-borne illness cases caused by microbial pathogens in spinach, tomatoes and peanut butter to...
    on Apr 25, 2007 By: Tom Harkin Source: Reuters

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