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ADULTERATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does adulteration mean? 

ADULTERATION (noun)
  The noun ADULTERATION has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: ADULTERATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ADULTERATION (noun)


Sense 1adulteration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being mixed with extraneous material; the product of adulterating

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

adulteration; debasement

Hypernyms ("adulteration" is a kind of...):

impureness; impurity (the condition of being impure)


Sense 2adulteration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of adulterating (especially the illicit substitution of one substance for another)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("adulteration" is a kind of...):

change (the action of changing something)


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