Examples of contamination in a Sentence
swimming in the lake is banned until the contamination is identified and neutralized
Recent Examples of contamination from the Web
There's some debate about whether there is major cross-contamination in their fries during the frying process.
Officials with the Bayou La Batre Police are investigating a possible candy contamination, that hospitalized six Irivington high school students, according to a report from WKRG.
The San Diego River watershed saw contamination from human feces dramatically increase last winter over the previous year, according to testing by health officials.
On Wednesday, October 18, Trader Joe's issued a recall for its Kohlrabi Salad Blend, citing possible contamination by the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes.
Because the outside surface of each stream has had no contact with a production surface, those surfaces do not pick up any contamination or other damage, and emerge flat and devoid of defects.
More testing is being done to determine the extent of the potential contamination, the university's statement said.
Because of contamination from a sewage leak, people are being advised to avoid the recreational use of some waterways in parts of the East Las Olas Boulevard area of Fort Lauderdale, officials said Tuesday.
The Houston Ship Channel was already a polluted waterway, with Texas state health officials warning that women of childbearing age and children should not eat fish or crabs caught there because of contamination from dioxins and PCBs.
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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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