/euh dul"teuhr euhr/, n.
a person who commits adultery.
[1350-1400; earlier adulter adulterer ( < L, back formation from adulterare to defile; see ADULTERATE) + -ER1; r. ME avouter, avoutrer < OF < L]

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  • adulterer — ADULTERER. v. act. Terme de Pharmacie. Altérer, falsifier un remède. Il est de l intérét des malades qu on n adultère pas les médicamens …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

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  • adulterer — ► NOUN (fem. adulteress) ▪ a person who has committed adultery. ORIGIN from Latin adulterare debauch, corrupt …   English terms dictionary

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  • adultérer — (a dul té ré. La syllabe te prend un accent aigu, quand la syllabe qui suit est sonnante ; et un accent grave, quand la syllabe qui suit est muette, excepté au futur et au conditionnel où l accent aigu reste) v. a. 1°   Terme de pharmacie.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • adulterer — UK [əˈdʌltərə(r)] / US [əˈdʌltərər] noun [countable] Word forms adulterer : singular adulterer plural adulterers old fashioned a married person who has sex with someone who is not their husband or wife …   English dictionary

  • ADULTÉRER — v. tr. Gâter, falsifier ce qui est pur. Adultérer les médicaments. On dit plutôt aujourd’hui ALTÉRER …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

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