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Meaning of CONTAMINATION

Pronunciation:  kun`tamu'neyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of contaminating or polluting; including (either intentionally or accidentally) unwanted substances or factors
  2. [n]  the state of being contaminated
  3. [n]  a substance that contaminates
 

CONTAMINATION is a 13 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: contaminant, pollution, taint
 
 Antonyms: decontamination
 
 See Also: dirtying, dust contamination, dust contamination, impureness, impurity, material, soiling, soilure, stuff

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con*tam`i*na"tion\
(k[o^]n*t[a^]m`[i^]*n[=a]"sh[u^]n), n. [L. contaminatio.]
The act or process of contaminating; pollution; defilement;
taint; also, that which contaminates.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The introduction of unwanted microorganisms or chemicals in a laboratory culture.
 

 

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