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Definition of 'adulterant'


  1. any substance that adulterates (lessens the purity or effectiveness of a substance); "it is necessary to remove the adulterants before use"
       Synonyms: adulterator


  1. making impure or corrupt by adding extraneous materials; "the adulterating effect of extraneous materials"
       Synonyms: adulterating
       Antonyms: purifying

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