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contaminant

[ kuh n-tam-uh-nuh nt ]
/ kənˈtæm ə nənt /
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noun

something that contaminates.

RELATED WORDS

impurity, poison, toxin, pollutant, contamination, adulterant

Nearby words

containerport, containership, containment, containment, policy of, contakion, contaminant, contaminate, contamination, contango, contd, contd.

Origin of contaminant

1920–25; < Latin contāminant- (stem of contāmināns), present participle of contāmināre. See contaminate, -ant
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for contaminant

  • If you have a—a contaminant on board your ship, sir, it didn't come from the Lancet.

    Contamination Crew|Alan Edward Nourse