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  1. con·tam·i·nate
    IPA[kənˈtaməˌnāt]
  2. verb

    • 1. make (something) impure by exposure to or addition of a poisonous or polluting substance:

      the site was found to be contaminated by radioactivity
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: contaminate, 3rd person present: contaminates, gerund or present participle: contaminating, past tense: contaminated, past participle: contaminated

    • verb

      make (something) impure by exposure to or addition of a poisonous or polluting substance:
    • adjective

      having been made impure by exposure to or addition of a poisonous or polluting substance:
    • adjective

      having been made impure by exposure to or addition of a poisonous or polluting substance:
    • verb

      transfer bacteria or other microorganisms unintentionally from one substance or object to (another), with harmful effect:
    • verb

      transfer bacteria or other microorganisms unintentionally from one substance or object to (another), with harmful effect:
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