HyperDic: contamination

English > 3 senses of the word contamination:
NOUNstatecontamination, taintthe state of being contaminated
substancecontamination, contaminanta substance that contaminates
actcontamination, pollutionthe act of contaminating or polluting
contamination > pronunciation
Soundskahntae.mahney'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > contamination: 3 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state of being contaminated.
Synonymtaint
Narrowerdust contaminationstate of being contaminated with dust
Broaderimpurity, impurenessThe condition of being impure
Spanishcontaminación, infección
Catalaninfecció
Verbscontaminatemake impure
contaminatemake radioactive by adding radioactive material
English > contamination: 3 senses > noun 2, substance
MeaningA substance that contaminates.
Synonymcontaminant
Broadermaterial, stuffThe tangible / tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
Spanishcontaminación, contaminante
Catalancontaminant
Verbscontaminatemake impure
contaminatemake radioactive by adding radioactive material
English > contamination: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of contaminating or polluting; including (either intentionally or accidentally) unwanted substances or factors.
Synonympollution
Narrowerdust contaminationThe act of contaminating with dust particles
Broadersoiling, soilure, dirtyingThe act of soiling something
OppositedecontaminationThe removal of contaminants
Spanishcontaminación, polución
Catalancontaminació, pol·lució
Verbscontaminatemake impure
contaminatemake radioactive by adding radioactive material

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