recontaminate

verb re·con·tam·i·nate \ (ˌ)rē-kən-ˈta-mə-ˌnāt \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of recontaminate

recontaminated; recontaminating; recontaminates
: to contaminate again
  • The way these products are processed and handled may not kill all the bacteria or may allow the products to become recontaminated.
  • Better Homes and Gardens
  • The organization couldn't ensure its disposal would not recontaminate the water table, risking the infection of others.
  • —John Cary

recontamination

play \(ˌ)rē-kən-ˌta-mə-ˈnā-shən\ noun, plural recontaminations
    • Keep the cooked shellfish separate from seawater and uncooked shellfish to prevent recontamination.
    • —Maribeth Crandell

First Known Use of recontaminate

1854

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