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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 ?
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.
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.
The EPA has finalized its cleanup plan to address contaminated soil and debris at the Woodbrook Road Dump Superfund site in South Plainfield, New Jersey.
RAWALPINDI, July 28, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Supply of contaminated water in Hazara colony Rawalpindi has created agitation amongst the residents of the area and they have demanded of WASA to stop the supply of contaminated water.
RAWALPINDI, July 28, 2010 (Frontier Star): Supply of contaminated water in Hazara colony Rawalpindi has created agitation amongst the residents of the area and they have demanded of WASA to stop the supply of contaminated water.
Formula supplies sickened children around the world in 2008 after they were contaminated with melamine in China.
FDA and USDA believe the likelihood of illness after eating pork from hogs fed the contaminated product would be very low.
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.
Sellers want to be free of environmental liability after the sale, while buyers are reluctant to assume liability for a potentially contaminated site.
New regulations will require companies and generators to safely dispose of equipment in service or in storage that is contaminated with PCBs over 500 parts per million by December 31, 2009, McCormack says.
We found that a significant percentage of cell phones and hands were contaminated with MDR Acinetobacter spp.