Definitions for contaminationkənˌtæm əˈneɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•tam•i•na•tionkənˌtæm əˈneɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of contaminating.

  2. the state of being contaminated.

  3. something that contaminates.

  4. an alteration in a linguistic form due to the influence of a related form, as the replacement in English of earlier femelle with female through the influence of


    Category: Language/Linguistics

Origin of contamination:

1375–1425; late ME < LL

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


  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

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

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