Main definitions of adulter in English

: adulter1adulter2

adulter1

(also advouter)

noun

archaic historical
rare
  • An adulterer, especially a male one.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in The Wycliffite Bible (early version). From (i) Anglo-Norman avoutere, avouteire, avouter, avoutour, advouter, advoutoure and Middle French avoutre, also adultere, also adultre, used as both noun and adjective.

Pronunciation:

adulter

/əˈdʌltə/

Main definitions of adulter in English

: adulter1adulter2

adulter2

verb

rare
  • 1non-standard, humorous no object To commit or practise adultery.

  • 2with object To corrupt, debase, dilute the purity of (literally or figuratively).

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in The Wycliffite Bible (early version). From Middle French avoultrer, advoultrer, also Middle French adulterer to commit adultery, to alter, corrupt, falsify and its etymon classical Latin adulterāre to commit adultery (with), to defile by adultery, to mix (a substance) with another, to impair the purity or strength of, to counterfeit, to falsify or tamper with, to corrupt, debase from ad to + alter another.

Pronunciation:

adulter

/əˈdʌltə/