[ US /kənˈtæməˌneɪtɪd/ ]
[ UK /kəntˈæmɪnˌe‍ɪtɪd/ ]
  1. rendered unwholesome by contaminants and pollution
    had to boil the contaminated water
    polluted lakes and streams
  2. corrupted by contact or association
    contaminated evidence
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How To Use contaminated In A Sentence

  • If a person drank water contaminated to a level of 75,000 picocuries per liter for an entire year, they would receive an internal radiation dose of about 16 mrem, which is far below the natural variations in the average annual dose of 360 mrem in the US. Atomic Insights Blog
  • Unless the circulating nurse is in a sterile gown, the instrument tray can be contaminated by unsterile clothing.
  • The residents of Mufulira that number about 800,000 are scared to drink the tap water for it could be contaminated. Water Contamination Scare in Zambia
  • Yet at the other end of the bay, away from the town and its sewage outlets, the water is virtually uncontaminated.
  • The river was contaminated with waste.
  • The buried valve allowing them to drain and avoid freezing can allow bacterially contaminated water to be drawn into the riser pipe leading to the hydrant.
  • It may also by carried by dust and long grass contaminated by infected animals so if one beast develops the condition, the others should be moved out of that pasture.
  • A million cubic meters of contaminated dirt has been converted into parkland, nearly 3,000 apartments, and shopping centers, all with high tech amenities and smart energy meters to make future improvements plug-and-play. Terry Tamminen: The City of the Future Is Already Here
  • Projects already undertaken for pharmaceutical customers have involved removal of plant and equipment contaminated with low-levels of radioactivity and other hazardous materials.
  • Local people were drafted in as casual workers to clean up the contaminated factory.
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