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Definition of "contamination" []

  • The act or process of contaminating. (noun)
  • The state of being contaminated. (noun)
  • One that contaminates. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "contamination" in a sentence
  • "Not to mention the fact that the prions responsible for the disease just don't go away -- once they're in the soil, long term contamination is a major issue."
  • "All this goes to show that perhaps "contamination" is not the way to look at it."
  • "As a result deer to deer contact and local site contamination is less likely to occur at a food plot than at a bait site or feeding station thus significantly reducing the risk of disease transmission at a food plot."