contaminating contaminating adj. spreading contamination; especially radioactive contamination. {clean}

Syn: dirty. [WordNet 1.5]

2. causing moral or behavioral degredation. the contaminating influence of violent movies

Syn: corrupting. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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