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adjective adulterine, artificiosus, assumed, casuistic, concocted, deceptive, ersatz, faked, false, feigned, fictitious, forged, illusory, imaginary, imagined, imitation, imitative, man-made, not natural, simulated, simulative, spurious, superficial, ungenuine, unnatural, unreal
Associated concepts: artificial boundaries, artificial ingrediints, artificial monuments, artificial person, artificial pond, artificial presumption, artificial watercourse
See also: bogus, deceptive, disingenuous, false, fictitious, histrionic, imitation, inflated, meretricious, orotund, pretentious, specious, spurious, synthetic

ARTIFICIAL. What is the result of, or relates to, the arts; opposed to natural; thus we say a corporation is an artificial person, in opposition to a natural person. Artificial accession is the uniting one property to another by art, opposed to a simple natural union. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 503.

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What would make an official abandon his responsibility, break laws and regulations, undermine people's health, openly announce his support of artificial milk companies and open health center doors to these companies to promote their products?
Many mothers also face difficulties in going back to work after giving birth as they are forced to resort to artificial milk.
Following this serious national concern, the Sharjah Baby Friendly Emirate Campaign is distributing educational pamphlets and posters to guide non-breastfeeding mothers in the safe preparation of artificial milk, to lessen the health risks associated with feeding children formula.
Artificial milk, she reminds us, is made from cow's milk, which is good for the calves but not for human babies.
Summary: SHARJAH -- One in five mothers in the UAE prefers to feed her baby with artificial milk instead of breast milk, according to the findings of a research announced by the Sharjah Baby-Friendly Emirate Campaign.
Drugs used to modify the diet of babies with congenital enzyme deficiencies, breast milk fortifiers, and artificial milks used in the UK are listed, but other dietary products are not.

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