Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun adulterant

1 sense of adulterant

Sense 1
adulterant, adulterator -- (any substance that lessens the purity or effectiveness of a substance; "it is necessary to remove the adulterants before use")
       => substance -- (a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties; "shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man")

Antonyms of adj adulterant

1 sense of adulterant

Sense 1
adulterating (vs. purifying), adulterant -- (making impure or corrupt by adding extraneous materials; "the adulterating effect of extraneous materials")


Similarity of adj adulterant

1 sense of adulterant

Sense 1
adulterating (vs. purifying), adulterant -- (making impure or corrupt by adding extraneous materials; "the adulterating effect of extraneous materials")
       => extraneous, foreign -- (not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source; "water free of extraneous matter"; "foreign particles in milk")

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