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adulterate
used in Middlemarch

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corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance
  • On one point he may fairly claim approval at this particular stage of his career: he did not mean to imitate those philanthropic models who make a profit out of poisonous pickles to support themselves while they are exposing adulteration, or hold shares in a gambling-hell that they may have leisure to represent the cause of public morality.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (24% in)

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