making impure or corrupt by virtue of extraneous source of impurities
- making impure or corrupt by adding extraneous products
- of Adulterate
(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Adulterate
I am not quite sure that this method of weighting was not first used by the throwsters, as sugar is known to have been used for adulterating and loading gum silk for a very long time, and then the idea was afterwards applied to silk after the dyeing operations.