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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 adul·ter·ate /əˈdʌltəˌret/
 (v.)攙雜,攙兌(a.)通姦的;攙假的,偽造的

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 adul·ter·ate /əˈdəltəˌret/ 及物動詞
 摻雜,偽造,摻假的

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·dul·ter·ate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Adulterated p. pr. & vb. n. Adulterating ]
 1. To defile by adultery. [Obs.]
 2. To corrupt, debase, or make impure by an admixture of a foreign or a baser substance; as, to adulterate food, drink, drugs, coin, etc.
    The present war has . . . adulterated our tongue with strange words.   --Spectator.
 Syn: -- To corrupt; defile; debase; contaminate; vitiate; sophisticate.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·dul·ter·ate, v. i. To commit adultery. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·dul·ter·ate a.
 1. Tainted with adultery.
 2. Debased by the admixture of a foreign substance; adulterated; spurious.
 -- A*dul*ter*ate*ly, adv. -- A*dul*ter*ate*ness, n.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 adulterate
      adj : mixed with impurities [syn: adulterated, debased]
      v : corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or
          inferior substance; often by replacing valuable
          ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor" [syn:
           stretch, dilute, debase]