Contamination meaning

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The definition of contamination is something that contaminates (causes an impurity) or is something that has been made impure or spoiled.

Toxic waste that spoils the water supply is an example of contamination.

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One that contaminates.
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Something that contaminates.
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(linguistics, etymology) The influence of one form (often from a foreign language) on the historical development of another form to which it may be related in meaning.
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The act or process of contaminating; pollution; defilement; taint; also, that which contaminates.
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(linguistics) A process whereby words with related meanings come to have similar sounds.
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The process of making a material or surface unclean or unsuited for its intended purpose, usually by the addition or attachment of undesirable foreign substances.
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A contaminating or being contaminated.
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