adulterating :

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  • v  corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
  • a  making impure or corrupt by adding extraneous materials
    the adulterating effect of extraneous materials

  • Prime Minister Bettino Craxi announced that any vintner guilty of adulterating wine could have his winemaking license revoked and his profits and equipment confiscated in .
  • And that anger has been directed not just at the producers accused of adulterating their milk to increase profits, but also at government regulators.
  • The top spot went to a firm in Jiangsu province busted for adulterating its nationally sold nutritional supplement, supposedly made from silkworm chrysalis.

  • Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone in Lifesite
    The faith is able to be lost in every age and condition of life,said Cardinal Bertone. "The truth of the faith itself can be lost, adulterating it, polluting it, confusing it."
  • Boris Johnson in BBC News
    Mr Johnson said: "You're not adulterating the Conservative brand by adding these Liberal Democrats, you're actually [probably] going to see an improvement. Maybe it's possible the British people have done something pretty brilliant. I think this new...

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