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contaminant

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of contaminant

  1. something that is or that makes impure <a filter to remove contaminants from the drinking water> Synonyms adulterant, impurity, contamination, defilement, pollutantRelated Words blot, blotch, spot, stain, taint; dirt, filth, grime, muck, scum, sludge, smut, soil; blemish, defect, disfigurement, fault, flaw; abnormality, imperfection, irregularityNear Antonyms clarifier, filter, purifier, refiner; cleanliness, immaculateness, purity




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