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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."
It was in me and through me that she was deceived, insulted, humbled, and contaminated; that she should ever have forgiven me for a moment is more than I can credit or fathom to this hour ...
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."
He forecasts huge company growth with the legislative movement toward cleaning up the estimated 3 to 5 million tonnes of contaminated soil just in Ontario brownfield sites alone.
Chubb said the policy provides financial protection when the cost to clean up a Superfund site or other contaminated property exceeds the self-insured retention, which typically is 10% above estimated cleanup costs.
Commercial property and land values in the West Midlands could be affected as local authorities compile registers of contaminated land, according to David Green, head of planning at the Birmingham office of consultants Fuller Peiser.
Measures are currently being taken at the Tokyo Electric Power Company's (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station to deal with "contaminated water", which contains high concentrations of radioactive substances generated as a result of the nuclear power station accident there in 2011.
Importers who illegally ship in contaminated plastic waste into Malaysia had exploited a loophole to smuggle in these items as they knew the Customs Department's scanners could not detect them, minister Yeo Bee Yin revealed.
THE Naushahro Feroze district has had contaminated water for several years now.