Medical Dictionary

contaminate

vt con·tam·i·nate \kən-ˈtam-ə-ˌnāt\
con·tam·i·nat·edcon·tam·i·nat·ing

Medical Definition of CONTAMINATE

1
:  to soil, stain, or infect by contact or association <bacteria contaminated the wound>
2
:  to make inferior or impure by admixture <air contaminated by sulfur dioxide>
con·tam·i·na·tive \-ˌnāt-iv\ adjective
con·tam·i·na·tor \-ˌnāt-ər\ noun
April 27, 2015
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