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synonyms for contaminates

  • 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

antonyms for contaminates

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

The flag that will not protect its protectors is a dirty rag that contaminates the air in which it waves.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT G. INGERSOLL, VOL. 9 (OF 12)ROBERT G. INGERSOLL
The putrefaction thus engendered contaminates the whole neighbourhood.
THE CONDITION OF THE WORKING-CLASS IN ENGLAND IN 1844FREDERICK ENGELS
The traitor and the spy have in all ages been rightly considered as foul beings who poison the air and whose touch contaminates.
"OVER THERE" WITH THE AUSTRALIANSR. HUGH KNYVETT
It is, however, a variety of alg not easily detected that contaminates the water.
THE HOME MEDICAL LIBRARY, VOLUME V (OF VI)VARIOUS
Ma lady-love don't like to hab me smoke no cigars, kase she says it contaminates ma presence.
THE WHITE CHRISTMAS AND OTHER MERRY CHRISTMAS PLAYSWALTER BEN HARE
A small portion of sulphurous acid, which contaminates it, may be removed by redistillation from a little acetate of lead.
A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, MANUFACTURES AND MINESANDREW URE
She is the viper turned against the breast of its mother; she is the sick sheep that contaminates the whole herd of her master.
A SHORT HISTORY OF ITALYHENRY DWIGHT SEDGWICK
Perhaps because they are themselves innocent, until the great, wicked world contaminates them.
CLEMENCERETTA BABCOCK
At Bruges a priest of my acquaintance contaminates the holy ciboria and uses them to prepare spells and conjurements.
L-BASJ. K. HUYSMANS
Possibly this contaminates the water, for there has been a great outbreak of diphtheria, which has been very fatal.
JOURNEYS IN PERSIA AND KURDISTAN, VOLUME II (OF 2)ISABELLA L. BIRD
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