Contamination definition

kən-tămə-nāshən
Something that contaminates.
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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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A contaminating or being contaminated.
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One that contaminates.
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The act or process of contaminating; pollution; defilement; taint; also, that which contaminates.
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The act or process of contaminating.
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The state of being contaminated.
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(linguistics) A process whereby words with related meanings come to have similar sounds.
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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 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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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
contamination
Plural:
contaminations