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1. contaminate

verb. ['kənˈtæməˌneɪt'] make impure.

Synonyms

  • begrime
  • colly
  • taint
  • pollute
  • grime
  • foul
  • dirty
  • infect
  • soil

Antonyms

  • disinfect
  • purity
  • cleanness
  • unclog

Etymology

  • contaminare (Latin)
  • contamen (Latin)

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Rhymes with Contaminate

  • laminate

Sentences with contaminate


1. Verb, base form
If you purchase a utensil with low heat resistance, the plastic may melt and contaminate your foods.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
The blown head gasket will most likely contaminate the engine oil with engine coolant and vice versa.

Quotes about contaminate


1. Whatever one man does, it is as if all men did it. For that reason, it is not unfair that one disobedience in a garden should contaminate all humanity; for that reason it is not unjust that the crucifixion of a single Jew should be sufficient to save it.
- Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings

2. Stay away from conflictive, negative people that pull you down, because they contaminate your energy and impede your progress. Search for people who look at the world with optimism, that inspire you, make you happy and provide peace of mind.
- Pablo

2. contaminate

verb. ['kənˈtæməˌneɪt'] make radioactive by adding radioactive material.

Synonyms

  • change
  • alter

Antonyms

  • unstuff
  • free
  • fragrant

Etymology

  • contaminare (Latin)
  • contamen (Latin)
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