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CONTAMINATING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does contaminating mean? 

CONTAMINATING (adjective)
  The adjective CONTAMINATING has 2 senses:

1. spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination
2. that infects or taints

  Familiarity information: CONTAMINATING used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONTAMINATING (adjective)


Sense 1contaminating [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination

Synonyms:

contaminating; dirty

Context examples:

the air near the foundry was always dirty / a dirty bomb releases enormous amounts of long-lived radioactive fallout


Sense 2contaminating [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

That infects or taints

Synonyms:

contaminating; corrupting

Similar:

infectious (easily spread)


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