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Synonyms for adulteration

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adulteration, debasement(noun)

    being mixed with extraneous material; the product of adulterating

    debasement, adulteration, degradation

  2. adulteration(noun)

    the act of adulterating (especially the illicit substitution of one substance for another)



  1. adulteration(noun)


  2. adulteration(noun)

    The action of adulterating, being mixed with extraneous material, illicit substitution of one substance for another.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. adulteration

    Alloy may be either some admixture of baser with precious metal, as for giving hardness to coin or the like, or it may be a compound or mixture of two or more metals. Adulteration, debasement, and deterioration are always used in the bad sense; admixture is neutral, and may be good or bad; alloy is commonly good in the literal sense. An excess of alloy virtually amounts to adulteration; but adulteration is now mostly restricted to articles used for food, drink, medicine, and kindred uses. In the figurative sense, as applied to character, etc., alloy is unfavorable, because there the only standard is perfection.

    admixture, alloy, debasement, deterioration

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. adulteration(n.)

    debasement, corruption, deterioration, sophistication

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List of paraphrases:

falsification, forgery, alteration, weathering, tampering

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