decontaminate

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verb de·con·tam·i·nate \ˌdē-kən-ˈta-mə-ˌnāt\

Definition of decontaminate

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to rid of contamination (as radioactive material)

decontamination

play \-ˌta-mə-ˈnā-shən\ noun

decontaminator

play \-ˈta-mə-ˌnā-tər\ noun

Examples of decontaminate in a sentence

  1. Special workers were called in to decontaminate the area after the oil spill.

1936

First Known Use of decontaminate

1936


DECONTAMINATE Defined for English Language Learners

decontaminate

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verb de·con·tam·i·nate \ˌdē-kən-ˈta-mə-ˌnāt\

Definition of decontaminate for English Language Learners

  • : to remove dirty or dangerous substances (such as radioactive material) from (a person, thing, place, etc.)


Medical Dictionary

decontaminate

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transitive verb de·con·tam·i·nate \ˌdē-kən-ˈtam-ə-ˌnāt\

Medical Definition of decontaminate

decontaminated

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decontaminating

  1. :  to rid of contamination (as radioactive material)

decontamination

\-ˌtam-ə-ˈnā-shən\play noun

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