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  • v. Present participle of contaminate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. spreading contamination; especially radioactive contamination.
  • adj. causing moral or behavioral degredation.

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

  • adj. spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination
  • adj. that infects or taints


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  • Often enough, unfortunately, such a defender of an expiring ideology, by proclaiming it to be nature's own law, succeeds in contaminating the more gullible of his opponents, who, unaware of their defeat, then begin to retaliate in kind.

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  • She said that there is no facility for them she demanded for proper drainage and sanitation system to save River water from contaminating which is polluting by cloth washing and damaging marine and wild life.

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  • Monty suggests that despite — or because of — their wealth and political influence, the Jews are "contaminating" the nation with their "dirty" accents and their money.

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  • As far as my understanding goes, some Mexicans, including scientists and indigenous people who still view their traditional relationship with corn as important, are concerned about the genetically modified corn varieties 'contaminating' traditional varieties.

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  • And scenes are memorable, like when Vincent (Ethan Hawke) protects his identity by "contaminating" his keyboard with "Valid" skin samples taken from the disabled Valid (Jude Law) who is helping him.

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  • As Yoder (correctly) argues, Locke senses these "contaminating" complexities.

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  • Can we speak of one system "contaminating" the other, or do the two merge in a productive dialectic?

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  • Three major limitations are usually considered in the interpretation of functional proteomics datasets - (i) fidelity of the protein identification; (ii) proteins missed; and (iii) "contaminating" proteins found.

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  • The Lancet of "contaminating" science over its ban on the drug mephedrone, which it claims was imposed for political reasons.

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  • Rachel Maddow on Monday likened it to Tony Soprano's tactic of "contaminating" lawyers.

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