The act of adulterating corruption or debasement esp of meals or drink by foreign combination
- becoming combined with extraneous material; the item of adulterating
- the work of adulterating (especially the illicit substitution of just one material for the next)
- The act of adulterating; corruption, or debasement (esp. of meals or beverage) by foreign blend.
- An adulterated condition or product.
The act of corrupting or debasing. The word is normally put on the act of combining with meals or beverage designed to be offered various other things of a substandard quality, and in most cases of a more or less deleterious quality. Grosvenor v. Duffy, 121 Mich. 220, 80 N. W. 19; Com. v. Ilufnal, 185 Pa. 370, 39 Atl. 1052; men and women v. western, 44 Hun (N. Y.) 102.
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-) + alterare "to improve" (see change).
(letter.) The act of adulterating; corruption, or debasement (esp. of food or drink) by foreign mixture.
- (n.) An adulterated condition or product.
As stated first by Archimedes, the principle asserts the obvious fact that a body displaces its own volume of water; and he utilized it in the problem of the determination of the adulteration of the crown of Hiero.