What does decontaminate mean?

Definitions for decontaminateˌdi kənˈtæm əˌneɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. decontaminate(verb)

    rid of contamination

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


  1. decontaminate(v. t.)

    To remove contamination or contaminants from, by a cleansing process; -- usually used of radioactive, infectious, or toxic materials; as, to decontaminate clothing worn by persons with infective disease; decontaminate an area of PCB's after explosion of a transformer.


  1. decontaminate(Verb)

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of decontaminate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of decontaminate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Caroline Washaya-Moyo:

    We need to go quickly and decontaminate the area, the rainy season is coming, so we need to move with speed.

  2. John Allen:

    They really went to extremes, but they still couldn't decontaminate the scope, and they finally had to just destroy it.

Images & Illustrations of decontaminate

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