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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
Medical Dictionary

decontaminate

transitive verb de·con·tam·i·nate \ˌdē-kən-ˈtam-ə-ˌnāt\
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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