- to make impure or unsuitable by contact or mixture with something unclean, bad, etc.: to contaminate a lake with sewage.
- to render harmful or unusable by adding radioactive material to: to contaminate a laboratory.
- Obsolete. contaminated.
Origin of contaminate
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Related Words for uncontaminatedlate, different, state-of-the-art, modern, unusual, unfamiliar, contemporary, current, strange, brand-new, unique, original, advanced, recent, unsullied, purified, pristine, untouched, subdued, platonic
Examples from the Web for uncontaminated
Historical Examples of uncontaminated
In contact with germless air the uncontaminated must never ferments.Fragments of science, V. 1-2
"I'm glad to meet one uncontaminated American citizen in this city," he said.The Art of Disappearing
John Talbot Smith
For his dreams had been of an Arabian Houri, uncontaminated by the west.Tartarin de Tarascon
How I love them for the clean, uncontaminated body with which they blessed my spirit.Memoirs of John R. Young
The love of sex for sex would have been uncontaminated and pure.Commentary on Genesis, Vol. I
- not having been polluted, infected, or made impure
- to make impure, esp by touching or mixing; pollute
- to make radioactive by the addition of radioactive material
- archaic contaminated
Word Origin for contaminate
- To make impure or unclean by contact or mixture.
- To expose to or permeate with radioactivity.