verb (used with object), de·con·tam·i·nated, de·con·tam·i·nat·ing.
Origin of decontaminate
Examples from the Web for decontaminate
That authorities are “doing our best” to decontaminate the area, shut down the plant, and return lives to normal.Fukushima Nuclear Cleanup Bogged Down in Bureaucracy, Could Take Decades|Lennox Samuels|March 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For the next three months, workers labored around the clock to decontaminate the site of deadly plutonium.
Tony Blair managed to decontaminate the losing Labour brand in 1994 by rechristening his party “ New Labour.”
He needed to, in his phrase, “decontaminate the Conservative Party brand.”
He says that it really was essential to decontaminate the Tory brand.
Nobody's had time to decontaminate this whole planet like they did Earth.
A few essential manufactures had also been revived, mostly in the form of machine shops to decontaminate engine parts.The Year When Stardust Fell|Raymond F. Jones
They want our planets, and they didn't want to have to decontaminate them when they took them over.