Associations to the word «Contaminate»

Wiktionary

CONTAMINATE, verb. (transitive) To introduce impurities or foreign matter to.
CONTAMINATE, verb. (transitive) To soil, stain, corrupt, or infect by contact or association.
CONTAMINATE, verb. (transitive) To make unfit for use by the introduction of unwholesome or undesirable elements.

Dictionary definition

CONTAMINATE, verb. Make impure; "The industrial wastes polluted the lake".
CONTAMINATE, verb. Make radioactive by adding radioactive material; "Don't drink the water--it's contaminated".

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope