Definitions for contaminationkənˌtæm əˈneɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contamination, taint(noun)

    the state of being contaminated

  2. contaminant, contamination(noun)

    a substance that contaminates

  3. contamination, pollution(noun)

    the act of contaminating or polluting; including (either intentionally or accidentally) unwanted substances or factors

Wiktionary

  1. contamination(Noun)

    The act or process of contaminating; pollution; defilement; taint; also, that which contaminates.

  2. contamination(Noun)

    A process whereby words with related meanings come to have similar sounds.

  3. contamination(Noun)

    The process of making a material or surface unclean or unsuited for its intended purpose, usually by the addition or attachment of undesirable foreign substances.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contamination(noun)

    the act or process of contaminating; pollution; defilement; taint; also, that which contaminates

  2. Origin: [L. contaminatio.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. contamination

    1. The deposit, absorption, or adsorption of radioactive material, or of biological or chemical agents on or by structures, areas, personnel, or objects. See also induced radiation; residual radiation. 2. Food and/or water made unfit for consumption by humans or animals because of the presence of environmental chemicals, radioactive elements, bacteria or organisms, the byproduct of the growth of

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bruce Thomson:

    So that will mitigate some of the effects of the contamination.

  2. Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman:

    Often fish do not form signs of contamination and poison from these levels of heavy metal for two or three years at least.

  3. Till Backhaus:

    So long as we have not identified a source, we must investigate in all directions and cannot take part in the sometimes wild speculation (about the contamination source).

  4. State Senator Raymond Lesniak:

    This miscarriage of justice will not stand, judge Hogan has denied the public its right to appeal the biggest environmental contamination case in the history of the state.

  5. Pascal Perrineau:

    Sometimes contamination with the National Front's discourse goes as high as the president. He talked about closing borders and stripping dual nationals of their citizenship.

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