contamination

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Contamination \Con*tam'i*na"tion\ (k[o^]n*t[a^]m'[i^]*n[=a]"sh[u^]n), noun [L. contaminatio.] The act or process of contaminating; pollution; defilement; taint; also, that which contaminates.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

contamination

noun

1: the state of being contaminated [syn: {contamination}, {taint}]

2: a substance that contaminates [syn: {contaminant}, {contamination}]

3: the act of contaminating or polluting; including (either intentionally or accidentally) unwanted substances or factors [syn: {contamination}, {pollution}] [ant: {decontamination}]


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