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verb as in clean

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A more effective air disinfection strategy is to rapidly decontaminate the air within the room where person-to-person transmission occurs.

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Some successfully decontaminated N95s in laboratory settings by using heat, boiling water, or hydrogen peroxide spray.

Pincus devotes several chapters to subsequent efforts by the government and Congress to compensate the Marshallese, as well as the several failed attempts to decontaminate their islands.

Here, a bubbling tank of near-freezing water and chemicals decontaminates the birds and reduces their temperature to limit bacterial growth.

Masks that can’t be washed, like respirators, can be left out in the sun for an hour to be decontaminated, Marr says.

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That authorities are “doing our best” to decontaminate the area, shut down the plant, and return lives to normal.

For the next three months, workers labored around the clock to decontaminate the site of deadly plutonium.

Tony Blair managed to decontaminate the losing Labour brand in 1994 by rechristening his party “ New Labour.”

He needed to, in his phrase, “decontaminate the Conservative Party brand.”

He says that it really was essential to decontaminate the Tory brand.

They want our planets, and they didn't want to have to decontaminate them when they took them over.

Nobody's had time to decontaminate this whole planet like they did Earth.

A few essential manufactures had also been revived, mostly in the form of machine shops to decontaminate engine parts.


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On this page you'll find 360 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to decontaminate, such as: absolve, aerate, aerify, atone, chasten, and clarify.

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