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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contamination  \Con*tam`i*na"tion\ 
  (k[o^]n*t[a^]m`[i^]*n[=a]"sh[u^]n),  n.  [L.  contaminatio.] 
  The  act  or  process  of  contaminating;  pollution;  defilement; 
  taint;  also  that  which  contaminates. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  contamination 
  n  1:  the  state  of  being  contaminated  [syn:  {taint}] 
  2:  a  substance  that  contaminates  [syn:  {contaminant}] 
  3:  the  act  of  contaminating  or  polluting;  including  (either 
  intentionally  or  accidentally)  unwanted  substances  or 
  factors  [syn:  {pollution}]  [ant:  {decontamination}] 




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