self-contamination

noun

self-con·​tam·​i·​na·​tion ˌself-kən-ˌta-mə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce self-contamination (audio)
1
: contamination by oneself
2
: contamination from within

Word History

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-contamination was in 1955

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“Self-contamination.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-contamination. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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