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de·con·tam·i·nate

 (dē′kən-tăm′ə-nāt′)
tr.v. de·con·tam·i·nat·ed, de·con·tam·i·nat·ing, de·con·tam·i·nates
1. To eliminate contamination in.
2. To make safe by eliminating poisonous or otherwise harmful substances, such as noxious chemicals or radioactive material.

de′con·tam′i·nant (-nənt) n.
de′con·tam′i·na′tion n.
de′con·tam′i·na′tor n.

decontaminate

(ˌdiːkənˈtæmɪˌneɪt)
vb
(Environmental Science) (tr) to render (an area, building, object, etc) harmless by the removal, distribution, or neutralization of poisons, radioactivity, etc
ˌdeconˈtaminant n
ˌdeconˌtamiˈnation n
ˌdeconˈtaminative adj
ˌdeconˈtamiˌnator n

de•con•tam•i•nate

(ˌdi kənˈtæm əˌneɪt)

v.t. -nated, -nat•ing.
1. to make (an object or area) safe by removing or neutralizing any harmful substance, as radioactive material or poisonous gas.
2. to free from contamination; purify.
[1935–40]
de`con•tam`i•na′tion, n.
de`con•tam′i•na`tive, adj.
de`con•tam′i•na`tor, n.

decontaminate


Past participle: decontaminated
Gerund: decontaminating

Imperative
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decontaminate
Present
I decontaminate
you decontaminate
he/she/it decontaminates
we decontaminate
you decontaminate
they decontaminate
Preterite
I decontaminated
you decontaminated
he/she/it decontaminated
we decontaminated
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Present Continuous
I am decontaminating
you are decontaminating
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they are decontaminating
Present Perfect
I have decontaminated
you have decontaminated
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you have decontaminated
they have decontaminated
Past Continuous
I was decontaminating
you were decontaminating
he/she/it was decontaminating
we were decontaminating
you were decontaminating
they were decontaminating
Past Perfect
I had decontaminated
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he/she/it had decontaminated
we had decontaminated
you had decontaminated
they had decontaminated
Future
I will decontaminate
you will decontaminate
he/she/it will decontaminate
we will decontaminate
you will decontaminate
they will decontaminate
Future Perfect
I will have decontaminated
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Future Continuous
I will be decontaminating
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he/she/it will be decontaminating
we will be decontaminating
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they will be decontaminating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been decontaminating
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been decontaminating
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we will have been decontaminating
you will have been decontaminating
they will have been decontaminating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been decontaminating
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he/she/it had been decontaminating
we had been decontaminating
you had been decontaminating
they had been decontaminating
Conditional
I would decontaminate
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you would decontaminate
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Past Conditional
I would have decontaminated
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we would have decontaminated
you would have decontaminated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.decontaminate - rid of contamination; "The soil around the housing development had to be decontaminated by the city"
cleanse, clean - clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner"
contaminate - make radioactive by adding radioactive material; "Don't drink the water--it's contaminated"

decontaminate

verb sterilize, clean, cleanse, purify, make safe, disinfect, fumigate, deodorize, sanitize, disinfest procedures for decontaminating people affected by radiation
infect, contaminate, poison, pollute, infest

decontaminate

verb
To render free of microorganisms:
Translations

decontaminate

[ˌdiːkənˈtæmɪneɪt] VTdescontaminar

decontaminate

[ˌdiːkənˈtæmɪneɪt] vt [+ person, place] → décontaminer

decontaminate

vtentgiften, dekontaminieren; (from radioactivity) → entseuchen

decontaminate

[ˌdiːkənˈtæmɪˌneɪt] vtdecontaminare

decontaminate

vt. descontaminar, librar de contaminación.

decontaminate

vt descontaminar
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