Examples of decontaminate in a Sentence
Special workers were called in to decontaminate the area after the oil spill.
Recent Examples of decontaminate from the Web
Orange County deputies and Orange County Fire Rescue were called to Summerlake Park Boulevard and Reams Road, in southwest Orange County near Dr. Phillips, and began decontaminating and treating the students hit by the spray.
Boats found with mussels, or at high risk of carrying them, got decontaminated with pressure washers.
Without the emergency declaration, the cost of decontaminating the Akutan to normal standards could have cost over $200,000, according to the city.
In both cases, residents should decontaminate their wells, the website stated.
Holly Glen Elementary School in Williamstown, which has 537 students in kindergarten through grade four, is expected to be closed at least three weeks to be decontaminated.
Since the 2011 meltdown at a nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japanese authorities have been working to decontaminate the area.
But according to the state, it may never be decontaminated because of a budget shortfall.
Sixteen people — six employees, six others nearby and four firefighters — were decontaminated, according to the Lakeland Fire Department.
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DECONTAMINATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of decontaminate for English Language Learners
: to remove dirty or dangerous substances (such as radioactive material) from (a person, thing, place, etc.)
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