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NOUN (1)

1. any substance that lessens the purity or effectiveness of a substance;
- Example: "it is necessary to remove the adulterants before use"
[syn: adulterant, adulterator]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. making impure or corrupt by adding extraneous materials;
- Example: "the adulterating effect of extraneous materials"
[syn: adulterating, adulterant]

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Adulterant \A*dul"ter*ant\, n. [L. adulterans, p. pr. of adulterare.] That which is used to adulterate anything. -- a. Adulterating; as, adulterant agents and processes. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

adulterant adj 1: making impure or corrupt by adding extraneous materials; "the adulterating effect of extraneous materials" [syn: adulterating, adulterant] [ant: purifying] n 1: any substance that lessens the purity or effectiveness of a substance; "it is necessary to remove the adulterants before use" [syn: adulterant, adulterator]