adulterant

Definitions of adulterant
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n any substance that lessens the purity or effectiveness of a substance

“it is necessary to remove the adulterants before use”
Synonyms:
adulterator
Type of:
substance
a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties

adj making impure or corrupt by adding extraneous materials

Synonyms:
adulterating
extraneous, foreign
not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source
Antonyms:
purifying
freeing from noxious matter
ablutionary, cleansing
cleansing the body by washing; especially ritual washing of e.g. hands
antiseptic
freeing from error or corruption
detergent, detersive
having cleansing power
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