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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.
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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
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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.
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decontaminate


Past participle: decontaminated
Gerund: decontaminating

Imperative
decontaminate
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
you decontaminated
they decontaminated
Present Continuous
I am decontaminating
you are decontaminating
he/she/it is decontaminating
we are decontaminating
you are decontaminating
they are decontaminating
Present Perfect
I have decontaminated
you have decontaminated
he/she/it has decontaminated
we have decontaminated
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
you had decontaminated
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
you will have decontaminated
he/she/it will have decontaminated
we will have decontaminated
you will have decontaminated
they will have decontaminated
Future Continuous
I will be decontaminating
you will be decontaminating
he/she/it will be decontaminating
we will be decontaminating
you will be decontaminating
they will be decontaminating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been decontaminating
you have been decontaminating
he/she/it has been decontaminating
we have been decontaminating
you have been decontaminating
they have been decontaminating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been decontaminating
you will have been decontaminating
he/she/it will have been decontaminating
we will have been decontaminating
you will have been decontaminating
they will have been decontaminating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been decontaminating
you had been decontaminating
he/she/it had been decontaminating
we had been decontaminating
you had been decontaminating
they had been decontaminating
Conditional
I would decontaminate
you would decontaminate
he/she/it would decontaminate
we would decontaminate
you would decontaminate
they would decontaminate
Past Conditional
I would have decontaminated
you would have decontaminated
he/she/it would have decontaminated
we would have decontaminated
you would have decontaminated
they 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"
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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
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decontaminate

verb
To render free of microorganisms:
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Translations

decontaminate

[ˌdiːkənˈtæmɪneɪt] VTdescontaminar
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decontaminate

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

vtentgiften, dekontaminieren; (from radioactivity) → entseuchen
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decontaminate

[ˌdiːkənˈtæmɪˌneɪt] vtdecontaminare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

decontaminate

vt. descontaminar, librar de contaminación.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

decontaminate

vt descontaminar
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A year later, the nearly 80,000 displaced residents in this "no-entry zone" are still prohibited from returning to their homes while the Japanese government carries out an unprecedented effort to decontaminate their properties.
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