Definitions for decontaminateˌdi kənˈtæm əˌneɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
de•con•tam•i•nateˌdi kənˈtæm əˌneɪt(v.t.)-nated, -nat•ing.
to make (an object or area) safe by removing or neutralizing any harmful substance, as radioactive material or poisonous gas.
to free from contamination; purify.
Origin of decontaminate:
rid of contamination
"The soil around the housing development had to be decontaminated by the city"
To remove contamination from something, and thus render it safe.
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