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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
|Sense 1||contaminating [BACK TO TOP]|
Spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination
the air near the foundry was always dirty / a dirty bomb releases enormous amounts of long-lived radioactive fallout
|Sense 2||contaminating [BACK TO TOP]|
That infects or taints
infectious (easily spread)
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