Meaning of CONTAMINATE in English

CONTAMINATE

verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

contaminated (= water that has harmful substances in it )

They became ill from drinking contaminated water.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

blood

What was left was a reddish brown, contaminated by earth and blood .

The second subcategory of blood-to-\#blood contact is transmission by receipt of contaminated blood transfusions or of contaminated blood products.

food

Clostridium bacteria can grow only in the complete absence of oxygen, so they have been found in contaminated cans of food .

The other three in four cases are caused by contaminated food , such as rotten meat.

Food producers do their best to make sure that food is not contaminated with any food poisoning organisms.

I know the rats are a worry because they are so dangerous and can contaminate food .

Also avoid tinned foods , because the phenolic resin that is used to line the tin can contaminate the food.

water

The people nearby who drank beer did not get cholera: ergo, contaminated water spread the disease.

It seemed an extremely odd locution for a scientist to be using about contaminated water .

He believes that sewage is contaminating the water and driving them away.

An interim ground water removal system has been in operation for several years, removing 7 millions gallons of contaminated water.

Should it surprise us, then, that a child dies every eight seconds from drinking contaminated water ?

It can also deteriorate cement, brick and wood and eventually contaminate ground water .

Could they be the cause of the problem, by contaminating the water ?

Giardia is acquired by ingesting food containing the cysts or, more commonly, drinking contaminated water .

■ VERB

become

Humans can not catch foot and mouth but they can become contaminated by the airborne virus and transport it between areas.

Residents fearful of their wells becoming contaminated would like to see the one of the wells moved farther south.

I am painfully aware of how we get caught up in our times and become contaminated by our own hypocrisy.

That was before it became contaminated and perverted into what it is today.

find

Clostridium bacteria can grow only in the complete absence of oxygen, so they have been found in contaminated cans of food.

It was quite a shock when 400 square metres of the site was found to be contaminated by radioactivity.

Of chicken liver samples, three-quarters are typically found to be contaminated with Campylobacter.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Lead in plumbing can contaminate drinking water.

Publicity before the trial can contaminate a jury.

The food was contaminated during the production process.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Another reason is, plastic sacks are commonly contaminated by trash, such as paper and metal cans stuck inside.

Federal and state engineers are seeking way to capture and treat the contaminated runoff.

Hikers and campers often become infected by drinking water from contaminated streams.

Humans can not catch foot and mouth but they can become contaminated by the airborne virus and transport it between areas.

The heat also produced up to a kilogram of lethal dioxin, some of which still contaminates the surrounding area.

The issue was whether or not the bacteria in his body would contaminate the local ecosystem.

The ordinance prohibits the city from recharging in contaminated areas.

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