from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An adulterer.
  • To commit adultery. B. Jonson, Epigrams.
  • To pollute; adulterate: as, “adultering spots,” Marston, Scourge of Villainy, ii.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb obsolete To commit adultery; to pollute.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb obsolete To commit adultery.
  • verb obsolete To pollute something; to adulterate.


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  • (verb) - (1) To commit adultery with another; a word not classical.

    --Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language, 1755

    (2) Holer, adulterer; libertine; from French holier.

    --Herbert Coleridge's Oldest Words in the English Language, 1863

    January 16, 2018