Examples of contamination in a Sentence
swimming in the lake is banned until the contamination is identified and neutralized
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Students and residents of Flint, Michigan still face potential long-term public health issues due to the contamination of its water supply in April 2014.
The incident does recall a famous episode of Breaking Bad, in which Walt becomes obsessed with killing a fly in his lab, with the fly representing his own moral contamination.
Jacques Boncy, head of Haiti’s National Laboratory of Public Health, reckons that, in three months of blackout in America, faecal contamination of water would kill several million.
Böttger says simply cleaning these machines isn’t good enough, and that any HCU design with an open water tank is fundamentally susceptible to infection—if not from contamination at the factory, then from microbes in the hospital.
The agency now warns that for 3T devices manufactured before September 2014, there is strong evidence of common contamination at the manufacturing site in Germany.
Officials in Michigan do not want Flint to change water sources for a third time after 2014’s switch resulted in lead contamination of the city.
Haag said all of Cardinal Terrace has been sampled and contamination was found at depths deeper than 12 inches.
A hummus sold nationwide has been recalled for risk of listeria contamination.
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First Known Use of contamination
Synonymsadulterant, contaminant, impurity, defilement, pollutant
Related Wordsblot, blotch, spot, stain, taint; dirt, filth, grime, muck, scum, sludge, smut, soil; blemish, defect, disfigurement, fault, flaw; abnormality, imperfection, irregularity
Near Antonymsclarifier, filter, purifier, refiner; cleanliness, immaculateness, purity
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