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Meaning of ADULTERANT

Pronunciation:  u'dulturunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  any substance that adulterates (lessens the purity or effectiveness of a substance); "it is necessary to remove the adulterants before use"
  2. [adj]  making impure or corrupt by adding extraneous materials; "the adulterating effect of extraneous materials"
 

ADULTERANT is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: adulterating, adulterator, extraneous, foreign
 
 Antonyms: purifying
 
 See Also: matter, substance

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*dul"ter*ant\, n. [L. adulterans, p. pr. of
adulterare.]
That which is used to adulterate anything. -- a.
Adulterating; as, adulterant agents and processes.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Substance that makes another substance impure when the two are mixed together.
 

 

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