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


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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : mixed with impurities [syn: adulterate, debased]