Definition of 'contaminate'
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Then as if it might contaminate him he let it fall sideways into the bed of pine needles. THE WHITE DOVE (2001)This could be a crime scene and the less we contaminate it the better. CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD (2001)Bruno turned away, not wanting to contaminate her with that vision. DREAMS OF INNOCENCE (2001)
It would send up a cloud of nuclear fallout that could contaminate all of Southern California. FALLOUT (2001)
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Translations for 'contaminate'
British English: contaminate VERB
If something is contaminated by dirt, chemicals, or radiation, they make it dirty or harmful.
Have any fish been contaminated in the ocean?
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