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contaminate

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

Medical Definition of contaminate

contaminated; contaminating

  1. 1:  to soil, stain, or infect by contact or association <bacteria contaminated the wound>

  2. 2:  to make unfit for use by the introduction of unwholesome or undesirable elements <water contaminated by sewage>

contaminative \-ˌnāt-iv\play adjective
contaminator \-ˌnāt-ər\play noun




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