Definitions of adulteration

  1. being mixed with extraneous material; the product of adultering Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of adulterating (especially the illicit substitution of one substance for another) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act of adulterating; corruption, or debasement (esp. of food or drink) by foreign mixture. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. An adulterated state or product. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The act of placing an inferior substance in a mixture. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. The being corrupted or debased an article not pure and genuine. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for adulteration

  1. Such adulteration killed the flavor and quality, and no doubt some of the customers. – The Complete Book of Cheese by Robert Carlton Brown
  2. And to Adulteration round and round. – Collections and Recollections by George William Erskine Russell