Meaning of “contaminant” in the English Dictionary

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"contaminant" in British English

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contaminantnoun [ C ]

uk /kənˈtæm.ɪ.nənt/ us /kənˈtæm.ə.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 possible health risks to nearby neighborhoods.

(Definition of “contaminant” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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