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con·tam·i·nate

 (kən-tăm′ə-nāt′)
tr.v. con·tam·i·nat·ed, con·tam·i·nat·ing, con·tam·i·nates
1. To make impure or unclean by contact or mixture.
2. To expose to or permeate with radioactivity.
3. Linguistics To influence the semantic properties or phonological form of (a word or phrase); blend with: The Middle English word femelle was contaminated by the word male, resulting in the modern form female.
n. (-nĭt)
One that contaminates; a contaminant.

[Middle English contaminaten, from Latin contāmināre, contāmināt-; see tag- in Indo-European roots.]

con·tam′i·na′tive adj.
con·tam′i·na′tor n.
Synonyms: contaminate, befoul, foul, poison, pollute, taint
These verbs mean to make dirty or impure: Pesticides contaminated the lake. Mud befouled his shoes. Noxious fumes foul the air. Farm runoff poisoned the fish. Exhaust polluted the air. Improper storage tainted the food.

contaminated

(kənˈtæmɪneɪtɪd)
adj
made impure by the addition of a harmful or undesirable substance
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.contaminated - corrupted by contact or association; "contaminated evidence"
uncontaminated - not corrupted by contact or association; "there is no culture uncontaminated by contact with the outside world"
2.contaminated - rendered unwholesome by contaminants and pollution; "had to boil the contaminated water"; "polluted lakes and streams"
impure - combined with extraneous elements

contaminated

adjective polluted, dirtied, poisoned, infected, stained, corrupted, tainted, sullied, defiled, soiled, adulterated More than 100,000 people could fall ill after drinking contaminated water.
Translations
contaminado

contaminated

[kənˈtæmɪneɪtɪd] adj [water, food, land] → contaminé(e); [blood] → contaminé(e)

contaminated

adj contaminado; to become — contaminarse
References in classic literature ?
As to any recreation with other children of my age, I had very little of that; for the gloomy theology of the Murdstones made all children out to be a swarm of little vipers (though there WAS a child once set in the midst of the Disciples), and held that they contaminated one another.
So contaminated did I feel, remembering who was coming, that the coach came quickly after all, and I was not yet free from the soiling consciousness of Mr.
And as to this book," added she, pointing to the manual with her finger but without touching it, as if she must be contaminated by it, "you may carry it back and make use of it yourself, for doubtless you are doubly the accomplice of Lord de Winter--the accomplice in his persecutions, the accomplice in his heresies.
It seemed to her that the very flowers were contaminated, and Cassandra's pocket- handkerchief, for Mrs.
Naturally, they have contaminated the new boys to a certain extent; but that can soon be remedied, and then Berande will be a respectable plantation.
So Martin contaminated Professor Caldwell with his own earnestness, challenging him to speak his mind.
breathe dead hippo, so to speak, and not be contaminated.
And indeed I know not whether, at the time, it was not for him rather than myself that I blushed; for, since he and I are one, I so identify myself with him, that I feel his degradation, his failings, and transgressions as my own: I blush for him, I fear for him; I repent for him, weep, pray, and feel for him as for myself; but I cannot act for him; and hence I must be, and I am, debased, contaminated by the union, both in my own eyes and in the actual truth.
When Lady Bareacres met her in the waiting-room at the opera, she gathered her daughters about her as if they would be contaminated by a touch of Becky, and retreating a step or two, placed herself in front of them, and stared at her little enemy.
Whereas if we had only had a little more wind, only a very little more, we might, we should, have been abreast of Liant by this time and increasing our distance from that contaminated shore.
Formula supplies sickened children around the world in 2008 after they were contaminated with melamine in China.
SANTA CLARITA -- After years of study, the Castaic Lake Water Agency is getting ready to start pumping and treating contaminated water from two wells that draw deep from within an aquifer near the Whittaker-Bermite site.

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