adulterate


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adulterate (something) with

To dilute or corrupt one substance with another. After an increase in fatal overdoses, the police discovered that the local drug dealers were adulterating heroin with fentanyl. The remake adulterates the classic story with a political agenda.
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adulterate something with something

to dilute or taint something with some other substance. They adulterated the wine with some sort of drug.
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They think it is only a small element that adulterates food and many buyers adopt a couldn't-careless attitude.
It was far more likely that males would adulterate food going to the female side than vice versa.
To finding the quality, which is determined by percentage of broken rice and percentage of adulterate rice, rice kernels are placed randomly on the plate in one layer.
Herbal cannab is would be very difficult to adulterate, where hashish in even pure forms looks a bit like a lump of mud.
Congress, AHPA plans to support this kind of direct approach to address occasional reports of products labeled as" dietary supplements" that contain anabolic steroids, a class of controlled substances that adulterate supplements and make them unlawful.
They adulterate their urine samples with eye drops, dish soap, bleach, vinegar, drain cleaner - whatever is under the kitchen sink that might mask the drug or invalidate the sample.