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Synonyms for contamination
kənˌtæm əˈneɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contamination, taint(noun)

    the state of being contaminated

    Synonyms:
    taint, pollution, contaminant

    Antonyms:
    decontamination

  2. contaminant, contamination(noun)

    a substance that contaminates

    Synonyms:
    taint, contaminant, pollution

    Antonyms:
    decontamination

  3. contamination, pollution(noun)

    the act of contaminating or polluting; including (either intentionally or accidentally) unwanted substances or factors

    Synonyms:
    defilement, taint, pollution, contaminant, befoulment

    Antonyms:
    decontamination

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. contamination(n.)

    Synonyms:
    pollution, defilement, taint, stain, infection, impurity, foulness, uncleanness, abomination

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. contamination(n)

    Synonyms:
    corruption, pollution, defilement, vitiation, taint, infection

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "contamination":

    pollution, contaminating, infection, contaminated, contaminant, contaminants, dirt, contagion

How to pronounce contamination?

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How to use contamination in a sentence?

  1. Ben Chapman:

    Cross-contamination from raw food, undercooking food, hand-washing and spreading germs from raw food, those are the things that contribute to the more than 48 million cases of foodborne illness we have every year in the US.

  2. Bruce Thomson:

    So that will mitigate some of the effects of the contamination.

  3. State Senator Raymond Lesniak:

    This miscarriage of justice will not stand, judge Hogan has denied the public its right to appeal the biggest environmental contamination case in the history of the state.

  4. Blue Bell:

    The entire purpose of our enhanced environmental testing is to identify locations where bacteria could be found in our facility in order to properly clean and sanitize the surface and prevent contamination.

  5. Arun Prasad:

    We believe it could be local weather conditions or water contamination.


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