contamination

[ kuh n-tam-uh-ney-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF contamination
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He shrank away as if there had been contamination in my touch.

I am sorry because I believe there is contamination in such a scoundrel.

At all events she would be spared the contamination of the factory.

Put up a forest of props (as at the Abbey) and keep off touch and contamination?

Shall I stop the carriage and remove the contamination of my disgusting person?

Who is to say what such a nature might not have been, if spared the contamination of such a husband?'

Would he be able to escape the contamination of this island?

Indeed, the chances of corruption and contamination are infinite.

How could it escape the contamination that has smirched every other art?

Contamination of the soil, ground water, and air by percolation of sewage.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Latin contaminationem (nominative contaminatio), noun of action from past participle stem of contaminare (see contaminate). Figurative sense is from c.1620; specifically of radioactivity from 1913.

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