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con·tam·i·na·tion

 (kən-tăm′ə-nā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of contaminating.
b. The state of being contaminated.
2. One that contaminates.
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contamination

(kənˌtæmɪˈneɪʃən)
n
1. the act or process of contaminating or the state of being contaminated
2. something that contaminates
3. (Linguistics) linguistics the process by which one word or phrase is altered because of mistaken associations with another word or phrase; for example, the substitution of irregardless for regardless by association with such words as irrespective
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con•tam•i•na•tion

(kənˌtæm əˈneɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of contaminating.
2. the state of being contaminated.
3. something that contaminates.
4. an alteration in a linguistic form due to the influence of a related form, as the replacement in English of earlier femelle with female through the influence of male.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin]
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contamination

1. The deposit, absorption, or adsorption of radioactive material, or of biological or chemical agents on or by structures, areas, personnel, or objects. See also fallout; induced radiation; residual radiation.
2. (DOD only) Food and/or water made unfit for consumption by humans or animals because of the presence of environmental chemicals, radioactive elements, bacteria or organisms, the byproduct of the growth of bacteria or organisms, the decomposing material (to include the food substance itself), or waste in the food or water.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.

contamination

Spoiling by contact.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contamination - the state of being contaminatedcontamination - the state of being contaminated  
impureness, impurity - the condition of being impure
dust contamination - state of being contaminated with dust
2.contamination - a substance that contaminates
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
3.contamination - the act of contaminating or polluting; including (either intentionally or accidentally) unwanted substances or factors
dirtying, soiling, soilure - the act of soiling something
dust contamination - the act of contaminating with dust particles
decontamination - the removal of contaminants
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contamination

noun pollution, dirtying, infection, corruption, poisoning, decay, taint, filth, impurity, contagion, adulteration, foulness, defilement Acid rain is responsible for the destruction of forests and the contamination of rivers and streams.
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contamination

noun
1. The state of being contaminated:
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Translations
تَلويث
znečištěníinfikováníkontaminace
forurening
megfertőzés
mengun
kirletme

contamination

[kənˌtæmɪˈneɪʃən] Ncontaminación f
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contamination

[kənˌtæmɪˈneɪʃən] n [land, water, food] → contamination f
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contamination

n no plVerunreinigung f, → Verschmutzung f; (by poison) → Vergiftung f; (by radioactivity) → Verseuchung f, → Kontaminierung f (spec); (= substance)Giftstoffe pl; (fig)schädlicher Einfluss (→ of auf +acc)
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contamination

[kənˌtæmɪˈneɪʃn] ncontaminazione f
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contaminate

(kənˈtӕmineit) verb
to make impure. The town's water-supply has been contaminated by chemicals from the factory.
conˌtamiˈnation noun
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con·tam·i·na·tion

n. contaminación; infección.
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contamination

n contaminación f
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How do you solve, or cope, with such challenges?Every experiment procedure requires proper planning not only to obtain best results, but also to prevent radiation contamination and minimise exposure to persons handling the experiment.
Instead they returned to their homes in spite of radiation contamination estimated to be 400 times greater than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
Radiation contamination is high - in individual areas up to 50 times the norm.
The accident prompted hundreds of thousands of people to leave their homes due to fears of radiation contamination. About 49,500 have not been able to return home in areas near the plant, according to the Fukushima prefectural government, but activists and evacuees argued the actual number is much larger.
If they can survive all the nuclear blasts and chemical weapons overhead, radiation contamination will lead to painful and drawn-out deaths for many of them.
A sign warns of radiation contamination in Pripyat, Ukraine, built in the 1970s as a model Soviet city to house the workers and families at Chernobyl now abandoned inside an exclusion zone
With few sites identified for disposal, and with fears of radiation contamination, the original goal of completing disposal by 2014 proved unrealistic.
Naraha became the first to get the order lifted among seven municipalities forced to empty entirely due to radiation contamination. The government has said radiation levels have fallen to levels deemed safe following decontamination efforts.
(2015) Absence of internal radiation contamination by radioactive cesium among children affected by the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster.
Levels of internal radiation contamination. A total of 2,969 individuals [2,874 adults (39.9% of the adult sample), 95 children (8.9% of the child sample)], 35.9% of the total sample, had some level of detectable internal contamination.
placement of shielding material, including concrete, lead and steel beneath the building floors and the sidewalk to reduce potential exposure, installation of systems to reduce or address radioactive gas in the affected interior space, and installation of a fence around a vacant parcel of land adjacent to the affected businesses to prevent trespassing where radiation contamination is present.