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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contaminatedadjective

    corrupted by contact or association

    "contaminated evidence"

  2. contaminated, pollutedadjective

    rendered unwholesome by contaminants and pollution

    "had to boil the contaminated water"; "polluted lakes and streams"


  1. contaminatedadjective

    1 (Computers) damaged by inclusion of incorrect data or information not belonging; as, The file was contaminated by a buggy editor.

  2. contaminatedadjective

    appearing unethical due to a questionable source or motives; -- of money or activities; as, The fund was contaminated by a large donation from a mobster.


  1. contaminatedadjective

    adulterated; impure


  1. contaminated

    Contamination is the presence of a constituent, impurity, or some other undesirable element that spoils, corrupts, infects, makes unfit, or makes inferior a material, physical body, natural environment, workplace, etc.


  1. contaminated

    Contaminated generally refers to something that has been adulterated, polluted, tainted or infected with harmful, undesirable, or foreign substances. This can range from food and water to the environment, making it unsafe or unsuitable for use. It can also refer to when a sample or experiment is influenced or altered negatively by external factors.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contaminated

    of Contaminate

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of contaminated in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of contaminated in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of contaminated in a Sentence

  1. Leo Poon:

    We just want to highlight that we should also pay attention to hand hygiene and disinfection of contaminated surfaces.

  2. Binay Pandey:

    The new waves of patients are those who survived the quake, but are sick because they were living in the open and drinking contaminated water.

  3. Seo Su-sung:

    It keeps society at ease to avoid the contaminated areas when you can, otherwise I could not only harm myself, but also others around me.

  4. Peter Oshiro:

    There is clear evidence that food produced at the Kea'au facility may be contaminated and consumers may be at risk, the Department of Health is working with the facility to ensure the safety of their drinking water and food production.

  5. The EPA:

    Air monitoring and sampling will continue until removal of heavily contaminated soil in the derailment area is complete and odors subside in the community.

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