Definition of 'contamination'
Example sentences containing 'contamination'
The Residue Report - an action plan for safer food (1988)
Fears were also increasing about food contamination.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Everyone was satisfied the results were caused by food contamination.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The tricky task now is to use a food contamination scandal to improve the way the company deals with its suppliers.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
There were obvious risks and judges in similar circumstances had to be aware of that and careful to avoid contamination of the proceedings.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
All the equipment was sterilised to avoid any contamination; all the chemicals used to remove impurities were specially filtered.THE LOST KING OF FRANCE: Revolution, Revenge and the Search for Louis XVII (2002)
My hope is that this book will not just highlight the dangers of food contamination but will be the spur to bring about real change.The Residue Report - an action plan for safer food (1988)
Having these generic structures for dealing with the incident helped, but there was no national protocol for dealing with radioactive contamination.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
For any person who wants to avoid environmentally induced illness, it is necessary to understand the sources of such chemical contamination of the food supply.An Alternative Approach to Allergies (1990)
Proving food contamination is virtually impossible, especially when you can't name the supplier of the beef.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Retailers and manufacturers have introduced more testing on products and checks on the supply chain, but there is still widespread contamination of processed foods and takeaway meals.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Trends of 'contamination'
View usage over:
Definition of contamination from the Collins English Dictionary
We take a look at the etymology behind the word 'election' on the run up to the UK General Election in June
Language expert Ian Brookes looks at the word 'election' and its origins.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.