contamination contamination  /kən ˌtæ mə ˈneɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) the state of being contaminated
  2. (n) a substance that contaminates
  3. (n) the act of contaminating or polluting; including (either intentionally or accidentally) unwanted substances or factors



  1. Sulfolane contamination meeting changed

    FAIRBANKS — The time of a late afternoon meeting Tuesday to discuss sulfolane contamination in North Pole has been changed. The afternoon session will be held from 4-7 p.m. at North Pole City Hall.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

  2. Video: Food contamination prompts milk smuggling in China

    Contamination fears have spurred many parents in China to go abroad to buy baby formula. In Hong Kong, more people are being arrested for smuggling milk than drugs. Seth Doane reports.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: CBS News

  3. Burlington City site's contamination needs to be cleaned before development

    BURLINGTON CITY — Environmental contamination on a vacant Salem Road industrial complex must be resolved before the site can be developed, engineers told the City Council this week.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Burlington County Times


  1. "This is a widespread contamination problem, and to see the Bush EPA just walk away is shocking," said Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., who chairs the Senate's environment committee.
    on Sep 22, 2008 By: Barbara Boxer Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "We cannot correct a past mistake by pretending that this contamination did not take place, and we cannot avoid the hard and unpleasant facts associated with this tragic situation," said Dole, RN.C.
    on Jul 18, 2007 By: Elizabeth Dole Source: Washington Post

  3. "His murder put hundreds of others, residents and visitors at risk of radiation contamination," said Mr Miliband.
    on Jul 16, 2007 By: David Miliband Source: Independent

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