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- n. One that contaminates.
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- n. That which contaminates; an impurity; foreign matter.
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- n. a substance that contaminates
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To that I would had the SO4 contaminant from the West Virginia powerplants that has obscured the view from the Skyline Drive, and impacts the tourist bidness.
Thomas Cech and his group initially attributed the activity of their Tetrahymena RNA to a protein contaminant, and they only slowly succumbed to the weight of the accumulated data that argued for the RNA.
The study “still begs the question how much contaminant is left in the paint pit, and I don’t think anyone in the world knows that,” Strange said.
Chinese officials have disputed the FDA's finding that the contaminant was a substance called oversulfated chondroitin sulfate.
These contaminants are mostly generated at lower latitudes and transported by various natural mechanisms (termed contaminant pathways) to the Arctic.
It is also unclear whether the contaminant is the cause of patients 'allergic reactions to Baxter's heparin.
The contaminant is a fungal toxin introduced during production, harvest storage or processing
Rodney Winter, CFD chief of operations, said officers believe the contaminant is a pesticide or an herbicide.
Inactivation of the contaminant is the next preventive measure.
That year, a Dow Chemical Company memo called a contaminant in Agent Orange "one of the most toxic materials known causing not only skin lesions, but also liver damage."