decontamination decontamination  /di kən ˌtæ mə ˈneɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the removal of contaminants

Usage(s):

  1. A decontamination crew dressed in hazmat suits stands together as an investigator takes photographs outside Ottilie Lundgren's home in Oxford, Conn.
  2. All patients are undergoing frequent decontamination baths and are drinking special liquids designed to soak up radiation.
  3. He also says coalition troops have biological and chemical weapons detectors and decontamination units in the field, making it tough for bio-weapons to be much of a factor.

News

  1. Border agents require decontamination and become ill after inspecting vehicle, cause remains unknown

    Authorities say they still haven't determined what caused six U.S. border agents to require decontamination and medical attention after inspecting a vehicle at a crossing in northern New York.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: CNYCentral.com

  2. Cause of 2 NY border officers' illness a mystery

    Authorities say they still haven't determined what caused six U.S. border agents to require decontamination and medical attention after inspecting a vehicle at a crossing in northern New York. Customs and Border Protection officials say two officers were examining a 2002 BMW around 6 a.m. Saturday at the Champlain crossing when they began to feel ill. Four other officers who went to help them ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: WPTZ Burlington

  3. LATEST NEWS

    CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say they still haven't determined what caused six U.S. border agents to require decontamination and medical attention after inspecting a vehicle at a crossing in northern New York.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Greenwich Time

Quotes

  1. Former Maryland Congressman and HSCC Chairman and CEO C. Thomas McMillen said, "We are very proud of our team's effort in gaining this contract. This project can help us make an indelible footprint in the nuclear decontamination and nuclear reactor...
    on Sep 10, 2008 By: Tom McMillen Source: MarketWatch

  2. Mrs Hart said: "The sterilisation unit is essential in the safe delivery of healthcare. Following strict guidelines and procedures, each piece of equipment includes a unique barcode so it can it tracked through the decontamination and sterilisation...
    on Jan 7, 2009 By: Edwina Hart Source: Evening Leader

  3. "In 2009, we invested in a decontamination facility, new ventilation fans and a ventilation shaft," said Andreyev.
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Andreyev Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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