[verb kuh n-tam-uh-neyt; noun, adjective kuh n-tam-uh-nit, -neyt] /verb kənˈtæm əˌneɪt; noun, adjective kənˈtæm ə nɪt, -ˌneɪt/
verb (used with object), contaminated, contaminating.
to make impure or unsuitable by contact or mixture with something unclean, bad, etc.:
to contaminate a lake with sewage.
to render harmful or unusable by adding radioactive material to:
to contaminate a laboratory.
something that contaminates or carries ; .
verb (transitive) (kənˈtæmɪˌneɪt)
to make impure, esp by touching or mixing; pollute
to make radioactive by the addition of radioactive material
adjective (kənˈtæmɪnɪt; -ˌneɪt)
early 15c., from Old French contaminer, from Latin contaminatus, past participle of contaminare “to defile,” from contamen “contact, pollution,” from com- “together” (see com-) + *tag-, base of tangere “to touch” (see tangent). Related: Contaminant (1934); contaminable.
contaminate con·tam·i·nate (kən-tām’ə-nāt’)
v. con·tam·i·nated, con·tam·i·nat·ing, con·tam·i·nates
con·tam·i·nant (-nənt) n.
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1. . abbreviation 1. continued continued
[kawn-te] /ˈkɔn tɛ/ noun, plural conti [kawn-tee] /ˈkɔn ti/ (Show IPA). Italian. 1. 2 . [kohn-tey, kon-tee; French kawn-tey] /koʊnˈteɪ, ˈkɒn ti; French kɔ̃ˈteɪ/ plural Contés [kohn-teyz, kon-teez; French kawn-tey] /koʊnˈteɪz, ˈkɒn tiz; French kɔ̃ˈteɪ/ (Show IPA) 1. Trademark. a brand of crayon made of graphite and clay, usually in black, red, or brown. /kɔ̃t/ […]
[kuh n-tem] /kənˈtɛm/ verb (used with object) 1. to treat or regard with disdain, scorn, or contempt. /kənˈtɛm/ verb 1. (transitive) (formal) to treat or regard with contempt; scorn v. mid-15c., from Old French contemner (15c.), from Latin contemnere “to despise, scorn” (see contempt).