verb (used with object), con·tam·i·nat·ed, con·tam·i·nat·ing.
- containment, policy of,
Origin of contaminate
Examples from the Web for uncontaminated
I would as soon speak of the uncontaminated spirituality of a rabbit.The Vagabond in Literature|Arthur Rickett
The ministers of the Word were permitted to teach Hebrew, because Hebrew is a sacred dialect, uncontaminated by profane writers.History of Civilization in England, Vol. 2 of 3|Henry Thomas Buckle
In contact with germless air the uncontaminated must never ferments.Fragments of science, V. 1-2|John Tyndall
To be given a body untainted by any heritable disease, uncontaminated by any of the racial poisons.Radiant Motherhood|Marie Carmichael Stopes
It is love itself that she gives us, love utterly unconscious of anything but itself, uncontaminated, unspoilt.Plays, Acting and Music|Arthur Symons
verb (kənˈtæmɪˌneɪt) (tr)
adjective (kənˈtæmɪnɪt, -ˌneɪt)
Word Origin for contaminate
early 15c., from Old French contaminer, from Latin contaminatus, past participle of contaminare "to defile," from contamen "contact, pollution," from com- "together" (see com-) + *tag-, base of tangere "to touch" (see tangent). Related: Contaminant (1934); contaminable.