adjective see contaminate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • contaminative — See contaminate. * * * …   Universalium

  • contaminative — adjective That contaminates …   Wiktionary

  • contaminative — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Morally detrimental: corruptive, demoralizing, unhealthy, unwholesome. See RIGHT …   English dictionary for students

  • contaminative — adj. infectious; tainting; tend to contaminate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • contaminative — con·tam·i·na·tive …   English syllables

  • contaminative — adjective making impure by contact or mixing • Similar to: ↑septic, ↑infected • Derivationally related forms: ↑contaminate …   Useful english dictionary

  • contaminate — transitive verb ( nated; nating) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin contaminatus, past participle of contaminare; akin to Latin contingere to have contact with more at contingent Date: 15th century 1. a. to soil, stain, corrupt, or infect by… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • contaminator — See contaminative. * * * …   Universalium

  • contaminate — contaminable, adj. contaminative, adj. contaminator, n. contaminous, adj. v. /keuhn tam euh nayt /; n., adj. /keuhn tam euh nit, nayt /, v., contaminated, contaminating, n., adj. v.t. 1. to make impure or unsuitable by contact or mixture with… …   Universalium

  • contaminate — verb To introduce impurities or foreign matter; to soil or defile. Do not contaminate the peanut butter with the jelly. See Also: contaminable, contamination, contaminative …   Wiktionary

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