from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective containing undesired or infective microorganisms.
  • adjective rendered impure by addition of deleterious substances.
  • adjective (Computers) damaged by inclusion of incorrect data or information not belonging.
  • adjective appearing unethical due to a questionable source or motives; -- of money or activities.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of contaminate.
  • adjective adulterated; impure

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective corrupted by contact or association
  • adjective rendered unwholesome by contaminants and pollution


Sorry, no etymologies found.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.