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con·tam·i·nant

 (kən-tăm′ə-nənt)
n.
One that contaminates.
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con•tam•i•nant

(kənˈtæm ə nənt)

n.
something that contaminates.
[1920–25; < Latin]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contaminant - 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"
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contaminant

noun
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contaminant

[kənˈtæmɪnənt] Ncontaminante m
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contaminant

[kənˈtæmɪnənt] ncontaminant m
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contaminant

n contaminante m
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CFD has proved to be a good alternative to accurately simulate contaminant dispersion in closed environment.
The contaminant gases tested are Sulphur Hexafluoride (S[F.sub.6]) and Sulphur Dioxide (S[O.sub.2]).
They exceed the maximum contaminant level according to Janet Brooks, U.S.
The presence of a contaminant does not necessarily translate to an adverse impact on human health; the levels may be unimportant, exposure is not a given, and toxicity may depend on individual susceptibility.
The study was one of the first to simultaneously measure all three types of contaminants--nutrients, antibiotics, and indicator microorganisms--and to use GIS technology to map patterns of contaminant distribution.
provide its clients with an even better organic contaminant analysis service.
It is important to identify the location of the contaminant as well as what it is.
UL (Underwriters Laboratories Inc.), a global company involved in water quality and safety, has launched testing methods to meet the monitoring needs for 28 new contaminants, proposed in the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) third Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation (UCMR 3).
The study documents contaminant levels in aquatic ecosystems over an 18-month period following a massive coal sludge spill in 2008 at a Tennessee Valley Authority power plant in Kingston, Tenn.
The Nuclear Powered Submarine Atmosphere Control Manual uses a similar usage category system (X-Prohibited, R-Restricted, L-Limited, and G-Permitted) and items in the X, R, and L category are required to be entered into the Atmosphere Contaminant Log and labeled with an Atmosphere Contaminant Tag.