contaminate

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Verb[change]

Plain form
contaminate

Third-person singular
contaminates

Past tense
contaminated

Past participle
contaminated

Present participle
contaminating

  1. (transitive) If something is contaminated, it dangerous or toxic due to impurities or foreign matter.
    This water is contaminated. It isn't safe to drink.

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