What does decontamination mean?

Definitions for decontamination

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. decontamination(noun)

    the removal of contaminants


  1. decontamination(n.)

    The removal of contaminants; as, the decontamination of a room after a spill of radioactive materials.


  1. decontamination(Noun)

    The process of removing contamination, particularly the cleaning off of dangerous materials.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Decontamination

    The removal of contaminating material, such as radioactive materials, biological materials, or CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS, from a person or object.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. decontamination

    The process of making any person, object, or area safe by absorbing, destroying, neutralizing, making harmless, or removing chemical or biological agents, or by removing radioactive material clinging to or around it.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of decontamination in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of decontamination in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Guillaume Bression:

    From year to year, their point of view changes. I would say after the first year, they really believed in the decontamination and they believed it would reopen sooner, those who are old aren't afraid of the radiation any longer, but the problem now is that the city has stayed empty for five years and they start rebuilding (their lives) somewhere else. They know their grandchildren won't come to visit them if they move back.

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