1. [ verb ] alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive
Synonyms: doctor doctor_up sophisticate

"Sophisticate rose water with geraniol"

Related terms: change
2. [ adjective ] mixed with impurities
Synonyms: debased adulterated
Related terms: impure
3. [ verb ] corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
Synonyms: water_down dilute debase stretch

"adulterate liquor"

Related terms: corrupt thin sophisticate water_down extend adulteration adulterant adulterator
Similar spelling:   adulterated