Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb adulterate

1 sense of adulterate

Sense 1
load, adulterate, stretch, dilute, debase -- (corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor")
       => corrupt, spoil -- (alter from the original)

Antonyms of adj adulterating

1 sense of adulterating

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

purifying (vs. adulterating) -- (freeing from noxious matter; "filtration is a purifying agent")
        => ablutionary, cleansing -- (cleansing the body by washing; especially ritual washing of e.g. hands; "ablutionary rituals")
        => antiseptic -- (freeing from error or corruption; "the antiseptic effect of sturdy criticism")
        => detergent, detersive -- (having cleansing power)

Similarity of adj adulterating

1 sense of adulterating

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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