Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of contaminate.
  • adj. adulterated; impure

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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

  • adj. corrupted by contact or association
  • adj. rendered unwholesome by contaminants and pollution

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Rabbit food reduced the presence of estrogen in contaminated water by more than 80 percent, said researchers from the University of Cincinnati in the November issue of Environmental Pollution.

    Estrogen Contamination In Water Supplies Reduced With Rabbit Food

  • Rabbit food reduced the presence of estrogen in contaminated water by more than 80 percent, said researchers from the University of Cincinnati in the November ...

    Estrogen Contamination In Water Supplies Reduced With Rabbit Food

  • Water sources remain contaminated, basic services are inaccessible, and homes are severely damaged or destroyed.

    Red Cross: 1 Million Pakistani Flood Victims Unable to Return Home

  • So Martin contaminated Professor Caldwell with his own earnestness, challenging him to speak his mind.

    Chapter 27

  • The cholera bacteria may be present in contaminated food, water or shellfish.

    Cholera Vaccine

  • Why do I need a hepatitis A vaccine, but not a cholera vaccine, given that both can be transmitted in contaminated water and shellfish?

    Cholera Vaccine

  • Entire plantations of products are cultivated on terrain contaminated by DDT and irrigated with water from basins poisoned by toxic industrial waste and by the water from urban sewage disposals.

    Chinese Poison on our Tables | Disinformation

  • Typhoid bacteria are ingested in contaminated food or water and can be avoided by drinking only bottled water, and avoiding ice, unpeeled fruits, undercooked meats, shellfish, salads, or food from street vendors.

    Typhoid Vaccine

  • God without Being: "the Ungrund is contaminated from the start by the universe it subtends, making the impulse to misrecognize the groundless as the primal ground, and thereby firmly reappropriate it to ontotheology, quite irresistible";

    Hegel on Buddhism

  • Whistle-blowers told how the company charged $45 per case of soda, double-billed on meals and allowed troops to bathe in contaminated water.

    Think Progress » Administration To Request Another $110 Billion For Iraq Next Year

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