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decontaminate

verb de·con·tam·i·nate \ˌdē-kən-ˈta-mə-ˌnāt\

: to remove dirty or dangerous substances (such as radioactive material) from (a person, thing, place, etc.)

Full Definition of DECONTAMINATE

transitive verb
:  to rid of contamination (as radioactive material)
de·con·tam·i·na·tion \-ˌta-mə-ˈnā-shən\ noun
de·con·tam·i·na·tor \-ˈta-mə-ˌnā-tər\ noun

Examples of DECONTAMINATE

  1. Special workers were called in to decontaminate the area after the oil spill.

First Known Use of DECONTAMINATE

1936

decontaminate

transitive verb de·con·tam·i·nate \ˌdē-kən-ˈtam-ə-ˌnāt\   (Medical Dictionary)
de·con·tam·i·nat·edde·con·tam·i·nat·ing

Medical Definition of DECONTAMINATE

:  to rid of contamination (as radioactive material)
de·con·tam·i·na·tion \-ˌtam-ə-ˈnā-shən\ noun

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