HyperDic: contaminate

English > 2 senses of the word contaminate:
VERBchangecontaminate, pollute, foulmake impure
changecontaminatemake radioactive by adding radioactive material
contaminate > pronunciation
Soundskahntae'mahney.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > contaminate: 2 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake impure.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymspollute, foul
Narrowerinfect, taintcontaminate with a disease or microorganism
Broaderdirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemiremake soiled, filthy, or dirty
Spanishadulterar, contaminar, ensuciar, polucionar
Catalanadulterar, contaminar, embrutar
Adjectivescontaminativemaking impure by contact or mixing
Nounscontaminant, contaminationa substance that contaminates
contaminationthe act of contaminating or polluting
contaminationthe state of being contaminated
English > contaminate: 2 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake radioactive by adding radioactive material.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"Don't drink the water--it's contaminated"
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
OppositedecontaminateRid of contamination
Spanishcontaminar
Catalanadulterar, contaminar
Adjectivescontaminativemaking impure by contact or mixing
Nounscontaminationthe act of contaminating or polluting
contaminationthe state of being contaminated
contaminationa substance that contaminates

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