• WordNet 3.6
    • n adulterer someone who commits adultery or fornication
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: One punishment for an adulterous wife in medieval France was to make her chase a chicken through town naked.
    • Adulterer A man who commits adultery; a married man who has sexual intercourse with a woman not his wife.
    • Adulterer (Script) A man who violates his religious covenant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n adulterer A man guilty of adultery; a married man who has sexual commerce with any woman except his wife. See adultery. Formerly also spelled adultrer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Adulterer a man guilty of adultery:—fem. Adult′eress
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  • Willa Cather
    “The condition every art requires is, not so much freedom from restriction, as freedom from adulteration and from the intrusion of foreign matter.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Formed fr. the verb adulter, with the E. ending -er,. See Advoutrer
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. avoutrie, avoutre, an adulterer—L. adulterum, prob. from ad, to, and alter, another. The modern form of the word is due to a later approximation to the Latin form.


In literature:

Vice may restrain, replace, or smother it, but nothing else can damage or adulterate this powerful passion in the human heart.
"The Fertility of the Unfit" by William Allan Chapple
The adulteration of molasses is therefore largely if not wholly done after it is out of bond and in the hands of the jobber.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 561, October 2, 1886" by Various
In the eighties he would have been shot in the back by some scoundrel who had primed himself with Dutch courage from adulterated whisky.
"The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent" by S.M. Hussey
In short, madam, I have found you out; and, to cut off preambles, produce your adulterer.
"The Works of John Dryden, Vol. 6 (of 18)" by John Dryden
And even if their wives commit adultery, action is never taken against the woman, but against the adulterer.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1803, Volume V., 1582-1583" by Various
The thermometer can also be used in detecting adulterants.
"General Science" by Bertha M. Clark
How can I take her, confessing myself an adulterer?
"Translations of Shakuntala and Other Works" by Kåalidåasa
Nine-tenths of what one buys is adulterated.
"Town Life in Australia" by R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
At Easter, Llewelyn took a drastic revenge on the adulterer.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
Let there be milk for babes, but let not the milk be adulterated.
"Retrospection and Introspection" by Mary Baker Eddy

In poetry:

Foetid Buchanan lifted up his voice
When that faun's head of hers
Became a pastime for
Painters and adulterers.
"Yeux Glauques" by Ezra Pound
The bubble-dancer, the deep-sea diver,
The bureaucrat, the adulterer,
Hide private parts which I disclose
To those who know what a poem knows.
"What Curious Dresses All Men Wear" by Delmore Schwartz
It is so hateful to the Pow'r divine
And all his angels, that he won't permit
The brethren with adulterers to dine,
And those who such impurities commit.
"Advice And Warning To The Adulterer" by Rees Prichard
HEAR my advice, Adulterer obscene!
And often in thy mind these precepts roll,
E'er thou dost haste with appetite unclean,
And headlong passion to destroy thy soul.
"Advice And Warning To The Adulterer" by Rees Prichard
A Charmer's but a factor for the fiend,
Taught the unthinking vulgar to deceive,
Who take much pains to quit their real friend,
And to the fiend adulterously cleave.
"An Admonition To The Sick To Call For A Clergyman And A Physician, And To Shun All Charms, &c. &c." by Rees Prichard
Worse than a thief, worse than a murd'rer still,
Worse is th' adulterer, than all the rest,
Who, by one act, two precious souls does kill,
Even his mistress's, whom he caress'd.
"Advice And Warning To The Adulterer" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Now Both Adulterated on a Global Scale.
FDA/USDA trace adulterated animal feed to poultry.
Eat'n Park borrows NASA tactic to help reduce food adulteration , fraud.
NOW Foods (Bloomingdale, IL) wanted to attack the issue of adulterated food with unparalleled vigor.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting authority to require entities in the food supply chain to implement measures solely intended to protect against the intentional adulteration of food.
Ron Paul Calls MLK a "Hero"—After Newsletter Trashed Him as a "World-Class Adulterer ".
Park Slope Is New York's Second Most Adulterous Neighborhood, Says
Then he was photographed in compromising circumstances, outed as an adulterer and beset by a scandal that destroyed his career.
He chooses Tolstoy's classic tale of adulterous passions Anna Karenina, and their lives change forever.
Michael Brodkorb, a former state Senate staffer, is threatening to expose adulterous affairs by other legislators as part of a potential lawsuit over his firing.
Air Force Gen Joseph Ralston withdrew as a candidate to head the Joint Chiefs of Staff after facing five days of heated criticism over an adulterous affair he engaged in 13 years ago.
Serial bullies, serial adulterers, gold-diggers, pedophiliac priests, rapists, child molesters, terrorists and serial killers are all examples of people with NPD.
Still, she was painted by history as an adulterous spendthrift who lived a life of excess while the French people starved.
The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
Grand Jury Indictment Includes Conspiracy to Defraud, Adulterated Device Shipments and Mail Fraud.

In science:

Take a random deck of cards and “adulterate” it by removing at random kn cards and then replacing them in increasing order.
When the law of large numbers fails for increasing subsequences of random permutations
Then asymptotically, as n → ∞, it is possible to detect this adulteration if kn is of an order larger than n4/9 , while it is not possible to detect the adulteration if kn = o(n2/5 ).
When the law of large numbers fails for increasing subsequences of random permutations
Secondly, of greater concern is the potential adulteration in the TD state of the thermal component by the power-law component, which can have an uncertain and sizable effect on the fitted value of the black-hole spin parameter.
A Simple Comptonization Model