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
The inmate was decontaminated and not injured in the incident.
The road was also shut down as the Lincolnton Fire Department and Lincoln County EMS decontaminated the three people from the vehicle and the deputies involved in the stop.
First responders will practice decontaminating mock victims of a radioactive bomb and rescuing victims from a mock active shooter today at the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department’s training facility near Lindbergh Field, county officials said.
Dr. Paul Jepson of the Zoological Society of London told Morelle that Europe should be doing more to decontaminate remaining stockpiles of PCBs to make sure that the chemicals do not leech into waterways.
At the Naraha school, which was being constructed when the disaster hit, workers destroyed a foundation that had just been laid and started over, removing mounds of dirt in an effort to decontaminate the site.
ANTIOCH — Contra Costa County hazardous materials workers were working with federal and state staff to decontaminate a stretch of roadway closed to traffic after a mercury spill Monday.
The process of decontaminating the water leaves radioactive sludge trapped in filters, which are being held in thousands of containers of different sizes.
The government has been removing the topsoil in Iitate in an attempt to decontaminate the town.
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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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