Simple Definition of decontaminate
: to remove dirty or dangerous substances (such as radioactive material) from (a person, thing, place, etc.)
Examples of decontaminate in a sentence
Special workers were called in to decontaminate the area after the oil spill.
First Known Use of decontaminate
Rhymes with decontaminate
circumambulate, circumnavigate, contraindicate, deteriorate, differentiate, disambiguate, disassociate, discombobulate, disorientate, disproportionate, excommunicate, expiration date, free-associate, hyperventilate, incapacitate, intermediate, interpenetrate, misappropriate, multivariate, overcompensate, overpopulate, ratiocinate, recapitulate, rehabilitate, renegotiate, superannuate, supersaturate, transubstantiate, underestimate
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