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contamination (kənˌtæmɪˈneɪʃən Pronunciation for contamination

Definitions

noun

  1. the act or process of contaminating or the state of being contaminated
  2. something that contaminates
  3. (linguistics) the process by which one word or phrase is altered because of mistaken associations with another word or phrase; for example, the substitution of irregardless for regardless by association with such words as irrespective

Synonyms

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= pollution, dirtying, infection, corruption, poisoning, decay, taint, filth, impurity, contagion, adulteration, foulness, defilement, radioactivation

Example Sentences Including 'contamination'

And when he was there, would the so-called contamination affect him, without mask or protective clothing?
Amanda Hemingway THE GREENSTONE GRAIL: The Sangreal Trilogy One (2004)
He was eight thousand years old and died only recently, caught in the contamination.
Amanda Hemingway THE GREENSTONE GRAIL: The Sangreal Trilogy One (2004)
Look, the theory is that it was a Great Spell which produced the magical inversion that caused the contamination.
Amanda Hemingway THE GREENSTONE GRAIL: The Sangreal Trilogy One (2004)

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