contamination

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noun con·tam·i·na·tion \kən-ˌta-mə-ˈnā-shən\

Definition of contamination

  1. 1 :  a process of contaminating :  a state of being contaminated

  2. 2 :  contaminant

Examples of contamination in a sentence

  1. <swimming in the lake is banned until the contamination is identified and neutralized>

15th Century

First Known Use of contamination

15th century


Medical Dictionary

contamination

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noun con·tam·i·na·tion \kən-ˌtam-ə-ˈnā-shən\

Medical Definition of contamination

  1. 1:  a process of contaminating :  a state of being contaminated

  2. 2:  something that contaminates



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