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synonyms for contaminate

  • corrupt
  • harm
  • infect
  • injure
  • poison
  • pollute
  • stain
  • taint
  • tarnish
  • alloy
  • befoul
  • debase
  • debauch
  • defile
  • deprave
  • desecrate
  • dirty
  • pervert
  • profane
  • soil
  • spoil
  • sully
  • vitiate
  • muck up
  • radioactivate
See also synonyms for: contaminated / contaminates
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antonyms for contaminate

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  • aid
  • assist
  • clean
  • cleanse
  • fix
  • help
  • improve
  • mend
  • purify
  • clear
  • honor
  • praise
  • sanctify
  • upgrade
  • cure
  • heal
  • sterilize
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How to use contaminate in a sentence

Some of these species are endangered, and their infection would likely occur either through direct contact with humans at zoos or aquariums or via untreated wastewater that is contaminated with the coronavirus from human sewage.
EVERYTHING WE KNOW—AND DON’T KNOW—ABOUT HUMAN-TO-ANIMAL COVID TRANSMISSIONJAKEMETHSEPTEMBER 4, 2020FORTUNE
Sure that the dish had become contaminated, Xue and colleagues tried the experiment again … and again … and again.
THE NEURONS THAT APPEARED FROM NOWHERE - ISSUE 89: THE DARK SIDENAYANAH SIVASEPTEMBER 2, 2020NAUTILUS
The gel also might limit bees’ ability to fly or even contaminate bees’ eggs.
FOR TEENS, BIG PROBLEMS MAY LEAD TO MEANINGFUL RESEARCHCAROLYN WILKEJULY 28, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
However, veterinary specialists say there are techniques that can help people identify contaminated food before they buy it.
POISONS ARE BEING USED TO BEAUTIFY FOOD ON SALE IN AFRICAN MARKETSGHISLAINE DEUDJUIJULY 7, 2020QUARTZ
At the beginning of the outbreak, public health officials thought that the virus was primarily transmitted by people touching contaminated objects or surfaces and then touching their face.
WHY SCIENTISTS SAY WEARING MASKS SHOULDN’T BE CONTROVERSIALTINA HESMAN SAEYJUNE 26, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
To purify liquids by the dissipation of the volatile matters which may contaminate them.
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How could I know a wretched exile had returned to contaminate the soil with foreign vulgarity?
WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDSJOHN RUSSELL
One spotted peach will contaminate an entire basket, one drop of ink cloud a full glass of clear water.
THE LIEUTENANT-GOVERNORGUY WETMORE CARRYL
Did you think for a moment that I would leave this angel from heaven here, for you to contaminate with your filthy breath!
GRIFB. L. (BENJAMIN LEOPOLD) FARJEON
Even his engagements in the service of excise did not, at first, threaten either to contaminate the poet or to ruin the farmer.
LIFE OF ROBERT BURNSTHOMAS CARLYLE
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