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CONTAMINATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does contamination mean? 

CONTAMINATION (noun)
  The noun CONTAMINATION has 3 senses:

1. the state of being contaminated
2. a substance that contaminates
3. the act of contaminating or polluting; including (either intentionally or accidentally) unwanted substances or factors

  Familiarity information: CONTAMINATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONTAMINATION (noun)


Sense 1contamination [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of being contaminated

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

contamination; taint

Hypernyms ("contamination" is a kind of...):

impureness; impurity (the condition of being impure)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "contamination"):

dust contamination (state of being contaminated with dust)


Sense 2contamination [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A substance that contaminates

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

contaminant; contamination

Hypernyms ("contamination" is a kind of...):

material; stuff (the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object)


Sense 3contamination [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of contaminating or polluting; including (either intentionally or accidentally) unwanted substances or factors

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

contamination; pollution

Hypernyms ("contamination" is a kind of...):

dirtying; soiling; soilure (the act of soiling something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "contamination"):

dust contamination (the act of contaminating with dust particles)

Antonym:

decontamination (the removal of contaminants)


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