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Adulteration meaning

adulteration - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of adulterating; corruption, or debasement ( esp. of food or drink) by foreign mixture.
  2. 2. An adulterated state or product.
  3. 3. The act of placing an inferior substance in a mixture.
  4. 4. The act of adulterating; state of being adulterated.

adulteration - examples of usage

  1. From obliging the nurse to take certain precautions at its birth, the State follows the newcomer through life, sees that he is vaccinated, removes his tonsils and adenoids, furnishes him with glasses if he has bad vision, compels him to school, prepares him not only for citizenship but for a trade or profession, prevents the adulteration of his food, inspects his milk, filters his water, stands by grocer and butcher and weighs his bread and meat for him, cleans the street for him, stations a policeman at his door, transports his letters of business or affection, furnishes him with seeds, gives augur of the weather, wind, and temperature, cares for him if he is helpless, feeds him if he is starving, shelters him if he is homeless, nurses him in sickness, says a word over him if he dies friendless, buries him in its potter's field, and closes his account as a vital statistic in the mortality column. - "The French in the Heart of America", John Finley.
  2. We perceive a susceptibility to adulteration in their worship at the sight of one of their number, a young maid, suddenly snatched up to the gaping heights of Luxury and Fashion through sheer good looks. - "The Short Works of George Meredith", George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009.
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