contaminant

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

noun

something that contaminates.

Origin of contaminant

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