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Contaminate meaning

contaminate - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. To soil, stain, or corrupt by contact; to tarnish; to sully; to taint; to pollute; to defile.
  2. 2. Contaminated; defiled; polluted; tainted.
  3. 3. To pollute or make impure.
  4. 4. Contamination.
  5. 5. To defile; pollute.

contaminate - examples of usage

  1. To prevent cattle from becoming infested with this parasite care should be taken that human feces are not placed where they will contaminate the feed or drinking water. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. The waste products of the mine thrown into streams contaminate the water supply, so that the mineral is taken into the system gradually, and a very small per cent of any of the salts taken into the system in this way is pernicious. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. The boy learns that decayed teeth breed disease, contaminate food, interfere with digestion, make him a disagreeable companion and a less efficient worker. - "Civics and Health", William H. Allen.
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