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English definition of “decontaminate”

decontaminate

verb [T] uk   /ˌdiː.kənˈtæm.ɪ.neɪt/ us  
to remove dangerous substances from something: Estimates of the amount of money needed to decontaminate the heavily polluted chemical installations vary.Environmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectorsCleaning generallyPersonal hygiene and appearance - general words
decontamination
noun [U] uk   /ˌdiː.kən.tæm.ɪˈneɪ.ʃən/ us  
Environmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectorsCleaning generallyPersonal hygiene and appearance - general words
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