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Meaning of ADULTERATION

Pronunciation:  u`dultu'reyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of adulterating (especially the illicit substitution of one substance for another)
  2. [n]  being mixed with extraneous material; the product of adultering
 

ADULTERATION is a 12 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: debasement
 
 See Also: change, impureness, impurity

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*dul`ter*a"tion\, n. [L. adulteratio.]
1. The act of adulterating; corruption, or debasement (esp.
   of food or drink) by foreign mixture.

         The shameless adulteration of the coin. --Prescott.

2. An adulterated state or product.

 

 

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