adulteration :

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uh duhl tuh ray shuhn

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

  • At least twelve vintners were arrested on charges ranging from manslaughter and grievous bodily harm to criminal association and illegal adulteration of food.
  • The great Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote: "Adulteration of intellectual material is as harmful socially as adulteration of food is physiologically.
  • In a land where food adulteration is rampant, there was little alarm over a touch of sodium aluminum phosphate, an ingredient in baking soda approved, within limits, by the World .

  • Paul Henderson in International Herald Tribune
    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.
  • Sheila Dikshit in
    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.
  • Tom Harkin in Reuters
    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...

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