contaminated contaminated  /kən ˈtæ mə ˌneɪ təd/


  1. (adj) corrupted by contact or association
  2. (adj) rendered unwholesome by contaminants and pollution


  1. Uranium mill tailings removal pace gains steam

    Removal of contaminated tailings from the former Atlas uranium mill site north of Moab has proceeded faster than anticipated this spring.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Moab Times-Independent

  2. Company Accused of Dumping Contaminated Water into SW Missouri Sewer

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Des Moines, Iowa, company and two of its employees were indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday for releasing thousands of gallons of gasoline-contaminated water into the city sewer system of Duenweg, Mo.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KOLR - KSFX Ozarks

  3. Contaminated drugs shipped to AL

    The FDA says contaminated drugs shipped from a Tennessee pharmacy made their way to Alabama.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: WSFA 12 Montgomery


  1. "It's spreading too many diseases and costing too many lives. We need to do a better job of catching contaminated food before it ever comes close to a kitchen table. My plan addressed the gaps in the inspection process and improves recalls and...
    on Oct 14, 2009 By: Kirsten Gillibrand Source: Food Safety News

  2. "When I heard peanut products were being contaminated earlier this year, I immediately thought of my 7-year-old daughter, Sasha, who has peanut butter sandwiches for lunch probably three times a week," Obama said. "No parent should have to...
    on Mar 14, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Reuters

  3. "We can have little confidence that whatever is ultimately announced as the presidential election results will not have been sullied and contaminated by rigging during this recount," Miliband said.
    on Apr 21, 2008 By: David Miliband Source: Independent Online

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