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Meaning of “contaminant” in the English Dictionary

"contaminant" in British English

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contaminantnoun [C]

uk   us   /kənˈtæm.ɪ.nənt/ specialized
a ​substance that makes something less ​pure or makes it ​poisonous: Make ​sure that all ​equipment is ​clean and ​free of contaminants.
(Definition of contaminant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"contaminant" in American English

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contaminantnoun [C]

 us   /kənˈtæm·ə·nənt/
a ​substance that ​pollutes, ​spoils, or ​poisons something: High ​levels of contaminants have been ​found in the groundwater, causing ​concerns about ​possiblehealthrisks to ​nearby neighborhoods.
(Definition of contaminant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “contaminant”
in Chinese (Simplified) 致污物,污染物…
in Chinese (Traditional) 致汙物,污染物…
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