Adulteration



the act or process of .
the state of being .
something .
Historical Examples

In 1836 an Act was passed against the adulteration of bread.
The Sanitary Evolution of London Henry Lorenzo Jephson

After the practices of adulteration naturally follow the practices of retail trade.
Laws Plato

The practice of adulteration is decreasing, but the seed may have been taken from land infested with pernicious weeds.
Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement Alva Agee

An excessive amount of sand in the ash should be classed as adulteration.
Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value Harry Snyder

One or two are extremely easily detected—as, for example, adulteration with sand or other mineral substances.
Manures and the principles of manuring Charles Morton Aikman

Do, dear; and I will take that opportunity to finish my article on adulteration.
A Simpleton Charles Reade

Union Hall, of having in his possession a quantity of alum for the adulteration of bread, and fined in the penalty of 5l.
A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poisons Fredrick Accum

There is a philosophy about adulteration I dont know much about.
The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 2 Elizabeth Bisland

The adulteration of milk or any other food is a very wicked practice.
First Book in Physiology and Hygiene J.H. Kellogg

Later in the century heavy penalties were imposed for adulteration.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 7 Various

n.

c.1500, from Latin adulterationem (nominative adulteratio), noun of action from past participle stem of adulterare “corrupt, falsify; debauch; commit adultery,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + Late Latin alterare “to alter” (see alter).

adulteration a·dul·ter·a·tion (ə-dŭl’tə-rā’shən)
n.
The alteration, especially the debasement, of a substance by deliberately adding something not ordinarily a part of it.

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