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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contaminate  \Con*tam"i*nate\  (k[o^]n*t[a^]m"[i^]*n[=a]t),  v.  t. 
  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Contaminated};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Contaminating}.]  [L.  contaminatus  p.  p.  of  contaminare  to 
  bring  into  contact  to  contaminate,  fr  contamen  contagion, 
  for  contagmen  con-  +  root  of  tangere  to  touch.  See 
  {Contact}.] 
  To  soil,  stain,  or  corrupt  by  contact  to  tarnish;  to  sully; 
  to  taint;  to  pollute;  to  defile. 
 
  Shall  we  now  Contaminate  our  figures  with  base  bribes? 
  --Shak. 
 
  I  would  neither  have  simplicity  imposed  upon  nor 
  virtue  contaminated.  --Goldsmith. 
 
  Syn:  To  pollute;  defile;  sully;  taint;  tarnish;  soil;  stain; 
  corrupt. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  contaminated 
  adj  1:  corrupted  by  contact  or  association;  "contaminated  evidence" 
  [ant:  {uncontaminated}] 
  2:  contaminated  with  infecting  organisms;  "dirty  wounds"; 
  "obliged  to  go  into  infected  rooms"-  Jane  Austen  [syn:  {dirty}, 
  {infected}] 
  3:  rendered  unwholesome  by  contaminants  and  pollution;  "had  to 
  boil  the  contaminated  water";  "polluted  lakes  and  streams" 
  [syn:  {polluted}] 




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