decontaminate decontaminate  /di kən ˈtæ mə ˌneɪt/


  • (v) rid of contamination


  1. Powered by two AA batteries, the cordless Steri-Pen uses ultraviolet light to decontaminate a 16-oz.
  2. Haz-mat teams from coast to coast were being called out two and three times a day to decontaminate buildings because someone worried about powder in a package.
  3. The military version, called NanoDefend, is a liquid designed to decontaminate clothing and surfaces that have come into contact with anthrax, Ebola or smallpox.


  1. Arizona orders steps to combat spread of mussels

    The discovery of quagga mussels in Lake Powell has prompted Arizona to start requiring boaters leaving the Colorado River lake to drain, decontaminate and dry their boats and watercraft before…
    on July 3, 2013     Source: Provo Daily Herald

  2. Quagga mussels mean mandatory boat decontamination at Lake Powell

    With the recent discovery of quagga mussels in Lake Powell, boaters leaving the lake will be required by law to pull their boat plug and decontaminate and dry their watercraft before leaving the vicinity of the lake to help prevent the spread of these invasive mussels.
    on July 2, 2013     Source: Arizona Daily Sun

  3. Paint and Coating Stripper Designed to Remove CARC

    Peabody, MA – D-Zolve CARC Remover from Solvent Kleene, Inc. was specifically developed to strip mil spec Chemical Agent Resistant Coatings (CARC) required on all combat equipment and combat support equipment. CARC coatings are formulated to resist penetration and damage by the harsh chemicals used to decontaminate equipment returning from combat operations. As a result, these highly ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

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