1. [ verb ] lower in value by increasing the base-metal content; of metals
Synonyms: alloy
Related terms: devalue metallurgy
2. [ verb ] corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
Synonyms: corrupt deprave misdirect profane debauch vitiate demoralize demoralise subvert pervert

"debauch the young people with wine and women" "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men" "Do school counselors subvert young children?" "corrupt the morals"

Related terms: change poison lead_off whore sensualize bastardize suborn infect demoralization orgy corruption profanation violator pervert
3. [ verb ] corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
Synonyms: stretch water_down dilute adulterate

"adulterate liquor"

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