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The devil is busy and trying to distort and adulterate the things that are the pure essence of God.
El DeBarge

Meaning of "adulterate" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ADULTERATE

From Latin adulterāre to corrupt, commit adultery, probably from alter another, hence to approach another, commit adultery.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ADULTERATE

adulterate  [əˈdʌltəˌreɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ADULTERATE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Adulterate is a verb and can also act as an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb adulterate in English.

WHAT DOES ADULTERATE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Adulterant

An adulterant is a substance found within other substances, although not allowed for legal or other reasons. The addition of adulterants is called adulteration. An adulterant is distinct from, for example, permitted food additives. There can be a fine line between adulterant and additive; chicory may be added to coffee to reduce the cost—this is adulteration if not declared, but may be stated on the label. The term "contamination" is usually used for the inclusion of unwanted substances due to accident or negligence rather than intent. Adulterants added to reduce the amount of expensive product in illicit drugs are called cutting agents. Deliberate addition of toxic adulterants to food or other products for human consumption is poisoning.

Definition of adulterate in the English dictionary

The definition of adulterate in the dictionary is to debase by adding inferior material. Other definition of adulterate is adulterated; debased or impure.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO ADULTERATE

PRESENT

Present
I adulterate
you adulterate
he/she/it adulterates
we adulterate
you adulterate
they adulterate
Present continuous
I am adulterating
you are adulterating
he/she/it is adulterating
we are adulterating
you are adulterating
they are adulterating
Present perfect
I have adulterated
you have adulterated
he/she/it has adulterated
we have adulterated
you have adulterated
they have adulterated
Present perfect continuous
I have been adulterating
you have been adulterating
he/she/it has been adulterating
we have been adulterating
you have been adulterating
they have been adulterating
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I adulterated
you adulterated
he/she/it adulterated
we adulterated
you adulterated
they adulterated
Past continuous
I was adulterating
you were adulterating
he/she/it was adulterating
we were adulterating
you were adulterating
they were adulterating
Past perfect
I had adulterated
you had adulterated
he/she/it had adulterated
we had adulterated
you had adulterated
they had adulterated
Past perfect continuous
I had been adulterating
you had been adulterating
he/she/it had been adulterating
we had been adulterating
you had been adulterating
they had been adulterating
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will adulterate
you will adulterate
he/she/it will adulterate
we will adulterate
you will adulterate
they will adulterate
Future continuous
I will be adulterating
you will be adulterating
he/she/it will be adulterating
we will be adulterating
you will be adulterating
they will be adulterating
Future perfect
I will have adulterated
you will have adulterated
he/she/it will have adulterated
we will have adulterated
you will have adulterated
they will have adulterated
Future perfect continuous
I will have been adulterating
you will have been adulterating
he/she/it will have been adulterating
we will have been adulterating
you will have been adulterating
they will have been adulterating
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would adulterate
you would adulterate
he/she/it would adulterate
we would adulterate
you would adulterate
they would adulterate
Conditional continuous
I would be adulterating
you would be adulterating
he/she/it would be adulterating
we would be adulterating
you would be adulterating
they would be adulterating
Conditional perfect
I would have adulterate
you would have adulterate
he/she/it would have adulterate
we would have adulterate
you would have adulterate
they would have adulterate
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been adulterating
you would have been adulterating
he/she/it would have been adulterating
we would have been adulterating
you would have been adulterating
they would have been adulterating
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you adulterate
we let´s adulterate
you adulterate
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to adulterate
Past participle
adulterated
Present Participle
adulterating
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ADULTERATE


accelerate
ækˈsɛləˌreɪt
alliterate
əˈlɪtəˌreɪt
coelenterate
sɪˈlɛntəˌreɪt
collaborate
kəˈlæbəˌreɪt
decorate
ˈdɛkəˌreɪt
deuterate
ˈdjuːtəˌreɪt
enterate
ˈɛntəˌreɪt
exenterate
ɪɡˈzɛntəˌreɪt
expectorate
ɪkˈspɛktəˌreɪt
generate
ˈdʒɛnəˌreɪt
hydroxybutyrate
haɪˌdrɒksɪˈbjuːtəˌreɪt
incorporate
ɪnˈkɔːpəˌreɪt
iterate
ˈɪtəˌreɪt
obliterate
əˈblɪtəˌreɪt
operate
ˈɒpəˌreɪt
proliferate
prəˈlɪfəˌreɪt
reiterate
riːˈɪtəˌreɪt
separate
ˈsɛpəˌreɪt
tolerate
ˈtɒləˌreɪt
transliterate
trænzˈlɪtəˌreɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ADULTERATE

adult
adult education
adult education centre
Adult Training Centre
adulterant
adulteration
adulterator
adulterer
adulteress
adulteries
adulterine
adulterise
adulterize
adulterous
adulterously
adultery
adultescent
adulthood
adultly
adultness

WORDS THAT END LIKE ADULTERATE

accurate
computer literate
confederate
conglomerate
considerate
degenerate
deliberate
derate
desperate
enumerate
eviscerate
exaggerate
illiterate
incarcerate
liberate
literate
moderate
recuperate
refrigerate
regenerate
temperate

Synonyms and antonyms of adulterate in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ADULTERATE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «adulterate» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of adulterate

Translation of «adulterate» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ADULTERATE

Find out the translation of adulterate to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of adulterate from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «adulterate» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

> 掺假
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

adulterar
570 millions of speakers

English

adulterate
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मिलावट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تزييفها
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

фальсифицировать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

adulterar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভেজালযুক্ত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

frelater
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Memalsukan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

abwandeln
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

混ぜ物をして質を落とす
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

불순물을 섞다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngganggu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

giả
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கலப்படம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

भेसळ करणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bozmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

adulterare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

fałszować
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

фальсифікувати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

contraface
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

νοθεύουν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vertroebel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

förfalska
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

forfalske
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of adulterate

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ADULTERATE»

The term «adulterate» is regularly used and occupies the 81.429 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ADULTERATE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «adulterate» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «adulterate» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about adulterate

EXAMPLES

QUOTES WITH «ADULTERATE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word adulterate.
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El DeBarge
The devil is busy and trying to distort and adulterate the things that are the pure essence of God.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ADULTERATE»

Discover the use of adulterate in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to adulterate and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are ...
tage of constitution, chat it should not at all adulterate the images of his mind; yet this second nature would alter the crasis of his understanding. Glanville's Scepsis Scicntifca. The present war has so adulterated our tongue with strange words, ...
Samuel Johnson, 1805
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The Sonnets
'adulterate' carries a suggestion of 'adulterous'. Compare Samuel Brandon, The Virtuous Octavia (1598), 'Antonius to Octavia' (MSR, lines 901–904): 'O how can he be ever brought, / To thinke another true: / Who through the guilt of his owne ...
William Shakespeare, G. Blakemore Evans, 2006
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The Sonnets
5 false adulterate eyes eyes (I persons) that see and interpret falsely because they themselves are wantonly corrupt (i.e. they interpret what they see in terms of their own corruption; compare lines 8 and 12). 'adulterate' carries a suggestion of  ...
William Shakespeare, G. Blakemore Evans, 2006
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare
Thy Clarence he is dead that stabb'd my Edward; And the beholders of this tragick play, The adulterate Hastings', Rivers, Vaughan, Grey, Untimely smother'd in their dusky gaves. Richard yet lives, hell's black intelligencer; Only reserv'd their ...
William Shakespeare, 1821
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Physic and its Phases; or, the rule of right and the reign ...
Few to the world their honest thoughts avow, That mean word “ Policy” robs justice now; And woe to him who lifts a threatening hand Against the dire corruption of the land! All new is hollow or adulterate here, Bone-dust in bread, and cocculus ...
‎1858
6
King Henry VI, part 3. Dissertation on the three parts of ...
Thy Clarence he is dead, that stabb'd my Edward; And the beholders of this tragick play, The adulterate Hastings,4 Rivers, Vaughan, Grey, Untimely sinother' d in their dusky graves. Richard yet lives, hell's black intelligencer; Only reserv'd their ...
William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens, 1803
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Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the ...
Sbakejpeare. 2. To corrupt by some foreign admixture; to contaminate.— Common pot-ashes, bought of them that sell it in (hops, who are not so foolishly knavish as to adulterate them with salt-petfe, which is much dearer than potashes . Boyle.
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: In Fifteen Volumes : with ...
0 Thy Clarence he is dead, that stabb'd my Edward ; And the beholders of this tragick play, The adulterate Hastings,* Tlivers, Vaughan, Grey, Untimely smother' d in their dusky graves. Richard yet lives, hell's black intelligencer; Only reserv'd ...
William Shakespeare, George Steevens, Samuel Johnson, 1793
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The Plays of William Shakespeare in Ten Volumes: With ...
Thy Clarence he is dead, that stabb'd my Edward ; And the beholders of this tragic play, 8 The adulterate Hastings, Rivers, Vaughan, Grey, Untimely fmother'd in their dusky graves. Richard yet lives, hell's black intelligencer j Only referv'd their ...
William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens, 1778
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King Henry VI, part 3; King Richard III
Thy Clarence he is dead, that stabb'd my Edward; And the beholders of this tragick play, The adulterate Hastings,* Rivers, Vaughan, Grey, Untimely smother' d in their dusky graves. Richard yet lives, hell's black intelligencer ; Only reserv'd their ...
William Shakespeare, Edmond Malone, 1813

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ADULTERATE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term adulterate is used in the context of the following news items.
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WILD COOT: How you know? Baffling
Take for instance most professors of Christianity eat pork, shellfish, gamble, 'adulterate', fornicate (legally accepted), engage in polygamy, etc, ... «Nation News, Jul 15»
2
Fake and deadly
... is our government settles for fines and confiscations but not a publicized trial, conviction and imprisonment of people who adulterate food and ... «Philippine Star, Jul 15»
3
Banning Killer Ogogoro In Rivers
Now, because of the corrupt nature of the Nigerian society, people now begin to adulterate just like any other product. In the soap making ... «Leadership Newspapers, Jul 15»
4
Ravenous for reform
This is a big mistake: eggs brim with protein and are hard to adulterate, unlike milk, which in India may be illicitly mixed with glucose, cooking ... «The Economist, Jul 15»
5
Going sour: sweet words in slang
In standard usage, to “sweeten” is to adulterate with sugar; its slang definitions include to bribe, to flatter, or to mollify (typically a con man's ... «OUPblog, Jul 15»
6
Legal, Regulatory Forum Covers Spectrum of Supplement Issues
... and act against new steroids and analogs that often adulterate products marketed as dietary supplements and hurt the industry's reputation. «Natural Products INSIDER, Jul 15»
7
Peas out: Barack Obama joins online outcry against guacamole recipe
First Trump, now this: Mexican culture takes another battering with the plot to adulterate guacamole with peas. Photograph: Heath ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
8
Poisonous food
Moreover, unscrupulous traders adulterate food to increase the margin of profit. Freshwater fish contains mercury from industrial effluents; ... «The Statesman, Jul 15»
9
Manhunt on for 3 Gujarat dealers | Mumbai NYOOOZ
The chemicals were smuggled into Mumbai and supplied to Atiq, who used to adulterate the methanol and sell it to hooch brewers,`` an officer ... «NYOOOZ, Jun 15»
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Tipplers in Mumbai stay off tequila over adulteration fears
He accepted that much of the tequila is sourced from the grey market, where suppliers often adulterate it with raw spirit. He said demand will ... «Times of India, Jun 15»

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