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.

  1. to make (an object or area) safe by removing or neutralizing any harmful substance, as radioactive material or poisonous gas.

  2. to free from contamination; purify.

Origin of decontaminate:

1935–40

de`con•tam′i•na`tor(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. decontaminate(verb)

    rid of contamination

    "The soil around the housing development had to be decontaminated by the city"

Wiktionary

  1. decontaminate(Verb)

    To remove contamination from something, and thus render it safe.

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