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decontaminate

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

Simple Definition of decontaminate

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of decontaminate

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to rid of contamination (as radioactive material)

decontamination play \-ˌta-mə-ˈnā-shən\ noun
decontaminator play \-ˈta-mə-ˌnā-tər\ noun

Examples of decontaminate in a sentence

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



1936

First Known Use of decontaminate

1936


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decontaminate

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

Medical Definition of decontaminate

de·con·tam·i·nat·ed; de·con·tam·i·nat·ing

  1. :  to rid of contamination (as radioactive material)

de·con·tam·i·na·tion \-ˌtam-ə-ˈnā-shən\play noun



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