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

  • transitive verb To eliminate contamination in.
  • transitive verb To make safe by eliminating poisonous or otherwise harmful substances, such as noxious chemicals or radioactive material.

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

  • transitive verb To remove contamination or contaminants from, by a cleansing process; -- usually used of radioactive, infectious, or toxic materials.

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  • verb To remove contamination from something, and thus render it safe.

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

  • verb rid of contamination


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