self-contamination

noun
self-con·​tam·​i·​na·​tion | \ ˌself-kən-ˌta-mə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce self-contamination (audio) \

Definition of self-contamination

1 : contamination by oneself
2 : contamination from within

First Known Use of self-contamination

1955, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Self-contamination.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-contamination. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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