[kuh n-tam-uh-ney-shuh n] /kənˌtæm əˈneɪ ʃən/
the act of contaminating, or of making something impure or unsuitable by contact with something unclean, bad, etc.
the act of contaminating, or of rendering something harmful or unusable by the addition of radioactive material:
the contamination of food following a nuclear attack.
the state of being contaminated:
The manufacturer recalled the product because of possible salmonella contamination.
Rare. something that contaminates a place or substance, as by making it impure, unsuitable, harmful, or unusable; a contaminant.
an alternation in a linguistic form due to the influence of a related form, as the replacement in English of earlier femelle with female through the influence of male.
the process of forming blends.
Compare blend (def 9).
the act or process of contaminating or the state of being contaminated
something that contaminates
(linguistics) the process by which one word or phrase is altered because of mistaken associations with another word or phrase; for example, the substitution of irregardless for regardless by association with such words as irrespective
contamination con·tam·i·na·tion (kən-tām’ə-nā’shən)
The act or process of rendering something harmful or unsuitable.
The presence of extraneous, especially infectious, material that renders a substance or preparation impure or harmful.
noun 1. the outline of a figure or body; the edge or line that defines or bounds a shape or object. 2. contour line. 3. Phonetics. a distinctive pattern of changes in pitch, stress, or tone extending across all or part of an utterance, especially across a sentence, and contributing to meaning. verb (used with […]
noun 1. an agreement between two or more parties for the doing or not doing of something specified. 2. an agreement enforceable by law. 3. the written form of such an agreement. 4. the division of law dealing with contracts. 5. Also called contract bridge. a variety of bridge in which the side that wins […]
noun an encounter, esp. hostile; also called recounter
verb (used without object), convened, convening. 1. to come together or assemble, usually for some public purpose. verb (used with object), convened, convening. 2. to cause to assemble; convoke. 3. to summon to appear, as before a judicial officer. verb 1. to gather, call together, or summon again, esp for a formal meeting verb 1. […]