contaminant

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

noun

something that contaminates.

Nearby words

  1. containerport,
  2. containership,
  3. containment,
  4. containment, policy of,
  5. contakion,
  6. contaminate,
  7. contamination,
  8. contango,
  9. contd,
  10. contd.

Origin of contaminant

1920–25; < Latin contāminant- (stem of contāmināns), present participle of contāmināre. See contaminate, -ant

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