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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of contaminating.
  • noun The state of being contaminated.
  • noun One that contaminates.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of contaminating, or the state of being contaminated; pollution; defilement; taint.

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

  • noun The act or process of contaminating; pollution; defilement; taint; also, that which contaminates.

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

  • noun The act or process of contaminating; pollution; defilement; taint; also, that which contaminates.
  • noun linguistics A process whereby words with related meanings come to have similar sounds.
  • noun The process of making a material or surface unclean or unsuited for its intended purpose, usually by the addition or attachment of undesirable foreign substances.

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

  • noun the act of contaminating or polluting; including (either intentionally or accidentally) unwanted substances or factors
  • noun the state of being contaminated
  • noun a substance that contaminates

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