contaminant


con·tam·i·nant

noun \kən-ˈta-mə-nənt\

: something that makes a place or a substance (such as water, air, or food) no longer suitable for use : something that contaminates a place or substance

Full Definition of CONTAMINANT

:  something that contaminates

Examples of CONTAMINANT

  1. <a filter to remove contaminants from the drinking water>

First Known Use of CONTAMINANT

1922

Rhymes with CONTAMINANT

con·tam·i·nant

noun \kən-ˈtam-ə-nənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CONTAMINANT

: something that contaminates

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