make+impure

  • 1 make impure — index adulterate, denature, infect, vitiate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 adulterate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. mix, water down, weaken, dilute; debase, corrupt. See deterioration, mixture, weakness. Ant., purify, clarify. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. weaken, mix with, intermix, alloy, amalgamate, dilute, water… …

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  • 3 contaminate — transitive verb ( nated; nating) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin contaminatus, past participle of contaminare; akin to Latin contingere to have contact with more at contingent Date: 15th century 1. a. to soil, stain, corrupt, or infect by… …

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  • 4 adulterate — adul·ter·ate /ə dəl tə ˌrāt/ vt at·ed, at·ing: to corrupt, debase, or make impure by the addition of a foreign or inferior substance or element; esp: to prepare for sale by omitting a valuable ingredient or by replacing more valuable ingredients… …

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  • 5 contaminate — verb make (something) impure by exposure to or addition of a poisonous or polluting substance. Derivatives contaminant noun contamination noun contaminator noun Origin ME: from L. contaminat , contaminare make impure , from contamen contact,… …

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  • 6 dirty — [adj1] soiled, unclean bedraggled, begrimed, black, contaminated, cruddy*, crummy, defiled, disarrayed, dishabille, disheveled, dreggy, dungy, dusty, filthy, foul, fouled, greasy, grimy, grubby, grungy*, icky*, lousy, messy, mucky*, muddy, mung* …

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  • 7 contaminant — contaminate ► VERB ▪ make impure by exposure to or addition of a poisonous or polluting substance. DERIVATIVES contaminant noun contamination noun contaminator noun. ORIGIN Latin contaminare make impure , from contamen contact, pollution …

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  • 8 contaminate — ► VERB ▪ make impure by exposure to or addition of a poisonous or polluting substance. DERIVATIVES contaminant noun contamination noun contaminator noun. ORIGIN Latin contaminare make impure , from contamen contact, pollution …

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  • 9 contamination — contaminate ► VERB ▪ make impure by exposure to or addition of a poisonous or polluting substance. DERIVATIVES contaminant noun contamination noun contaminator noun. ORIGIN Latin contaminare make impure , from contamen contact, pollution …

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  • 10 contaminator — contaminate ► VERB ▪ make impure by exposure to or addition of a poisonous or polluting substance. DERIVATIVES contaminant noun contamination noun contaminator noun. ORIGIN Latin contaminare make impure , from contamen contact, pollution …

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  • 11 contaminate — [kən tam′ə nāt΄] vt. contaminated, contaminating [ME contaminaten < L contaminatus, pp. of contaminare, to defile < contamen, contact, contagion < com , together + base of tangere, to touch: see TACT] to make impure, infected, corrupt,… …

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  • 12 vitiate — vi·ti·ate / vi shē ˌāt/ vt at·ed, at·ing: to make ineffective fraud vitiate s a contract Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

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  • 13 unclean — uncleanness, n. /un kleen /, adj., uncleaner, uncleanest. 1. not clean; dirty. 2. morally impure; evil; vile: unclean thoughts. 3. Chiefly Biblical. having a physical or moral blemish so as to make impure according to the laws, esp. the dietary… …

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  • 14 unclean — un•clean [[t]ʌnˈklin[/t]] adj., er, est. 1) not clean; dirty 2) morally impure; vile 3) bib having a physical or moral blemish so as to make impure according to Biblical laws • Etymology: bef. 900 un•clean′ness, n …

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  • 15 impurify — ə̇mˈpyu̇rəˌfī transitive verb Etymology: impure (I) + ify : to make impure : adulterate a source that is being continually impurified by alien additions Walter de la Mare …

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  • 16 clean — cleanness, n. /kleen/, adj., cleaner, cleanest, adv., cleaner, cleanest, v. adj. 1. free from dirt; unsoiled; unstained: She bathed and put on a clean dress. 2. free from foreign or extraneous matter: clean sand. 3. free from pollution;… …

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  • 17 dirty — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. unclean, filthy, soiled, foul; murky, miry, stormy; vile, sordid, mean; pornographic; dishonest. See uncleanness, dimness, impurity, cloudiness. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Containing dirt] Syn.… …

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  • 18 load — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. burden; cargo, lading, shipment; charge. See gravity, transportation. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A physical burden] Syn. weight, encumbrance, carload, wagonload, hindrance, shipload, parcel, pressure,… …

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  • 19 muddied — mÊŒdɪd adj. dirtied, soiled; soiled with mud, covered in mud; obscure, unclear; cloudy, turbid mud·dy || mÊŒdɪ v. make dirty with mud, cover in mud; cloud, make impure; confuse the issue, make unclear adj. covered in mud; turbid, cloudy;… …

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  • 20 muddier — mud·dy || mÊŒdɪ v. make dirty with mud, cover in mud; cloud, make impure; confuse the issue, make unclear adj. covered in mud; turbid, cloudy; filled with mire; hazy, vague …

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