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contaminate

verb [T]
 
 
/kənˈtæmɪneɪt/ ENVIRONMENT
to make something less pure or make it poisonous: The government recently reported that 10% of farmland has been destroyed by pollution and that heavy metals contaminate 12 million tons of grain a year. There are fears that exported products could contaminate food supplies abroad.
contamination noun [U]
Translations of “contaminate”
in Spanish contaminar…
in French contaminer…
in German verseuchen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 污染, 弄髒, 毒害…
in Russian загрязнять…
in Turkish kirletmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 污染, 弄脏, 毒害…
in Polish zanieczyszczać, skazić…
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