contamination
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /kənˌtæmɪˈneɪʃən/
Noun

contamination

  1. The act or process of contaminating
    Synonyms: pollution, defilement, taint
  2. Something which contaminates.
  3. (linguistics) A process whereby words with related meanings come to have similar sounds.
  4. (linguistics, etymology) The influence of one form (often from a foreign language) on the historical development of another form to which it may be related in meaning.
  5. The process of making a material or surface unclean or unsuited for its intended purpose, usually by the addition or attachment of undesirable foreign substances.
Translations Translations
  • Russian: контамина́ция



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