adulterating
adulterating adulterating adj. 1. making impure or corrupt by virtue of extraneous origin; -- of impurities. the adulterating effect of extraneous materials {purifying}

Syn: adulterant [WordNet 1.5]

2. making impure or corrupt by adding extraneous materials; -- of people.

Syn: adulterant. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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