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Definitioncorrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance
- Mr. Spenlow being a little drowsy after the champagne — honour to the soil that grew the grape, to the grape that made the wine, to the sun that ripened it, and to the merchant who adulterated it!Chapters 31-33 (90% in)
- If I might take the liberty of saying so, sir, I don't think the milk which is boiled with it is quite genuine; but I am aware, sir, that there is a great adulteration of milk, in London, and that the article in a pure state is difficult to be obtained.'Chapters 61-62 (40% in)
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