decontamination

[ dee-kuh n-tam-uh-neyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF decontamination

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He turned away and walked back to the decontamination chamber.

They passed through the decontamination shield and into the city.

Decontamination squads with fire bombs were shown as they sought to cleanse Euclid Avenue of its infected dead.

And it took us two weeks of bunking with the sullen crew and decontamination before we could pick up life again.

He wandered around the decontamination room, looking at everything, hoping he might see something that would give him a clue.

He went through the radiation trap to the decontamination chamber to wash off whatever it was he had picked up.

Decontamination jets hissed, sluicing the ship to remove surface contamination.

Some of the first, heavily loaded, were lifted to emptiness again and the process of decontamination of their hulls began.

Unless some means of decontamination can be found these new parts are no better than the old ones.

Inside the decontamination chamber, the Planeteers took off their masks and faced Rip with admiring grins.

WORD ORIGIN

1936, from de- + contaminate. Originally in reference to poison gas. Related: Decontaminated; decontaminating.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DECONTAMINATION

ablution

nounwashing
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