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There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
Cyril Connolly

Meaning of "contaminate" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CONTAMINATE

From Latin contamināre to defile; related to Latin contingere to touch.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CONTAMINATE

contaminate  [kənˈtæmɪˌneɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONTAMINATE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Contaminate is a verb and can also act as an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb contaminate in English.

WHAT DOES CONTAMINATE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Contamination

Contamination is the presence of a minor and unwanted constituent in a material, in physical body, in the natural environment, at a workplace, etc.

Definition of contaminate in the English dictionary

The first definition of contaminate in the dictionary is to make impure, esp by touching or mixing; pollute. Other definition of contaminate is to make radioactive by the addition of radioactive material. Contaminate is also contaminated.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CONTAMINATE

PRESENT

Present
I contaminate
you contaminate
he/she/it contaminates
we contaminate
you contaminate
they contaminate
Present continuous
I am contaminating
you are contaminating
he/she/it is contaminating
we are contaminating
you are contaminating
they are contaminating
Present perfect
I have contaminated
you have contaminated
he/she/it has contaminated
we have contaminated
you have contaminated
they have contaminated
Present perfect continuous
I have been contaminating
you have been contaminating
he/she/it has been contaminating
we have been contaminating
you have been contaminating
they have been contaminating
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I contaminated
you contaminated
he/she/it contaminated
we contaminated
you contaminated
they contaminated
Past continuous
I was contaminating
you were contaminating
he/she/it was contaminating
we were contaminating
you were contaminating
they were contaminating
Past perfect
I had contaminated
you had contaminated
he/she/it had contaminated
we had contaminated
you had contaminated
they had contaminated
Past perfect continuous
I had been contaminating
you had been contaminating
he/she/it had been contaminating
we had been contaminating
you had been contaminating
they had been contaminating
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will contaminate
you will contaminate
he/she/it will contaminate
we will contaminate
you will contaminate
they will contaminate
Future continuous
I will be contaminating
you will be contaminating
he/she/it will be contaminating
we will be contaminating
you will be contaminating
they will be contaminating
Future perfect
I will have contaminated
you will have contaminated
he/she/it will have contaminated
we will have contaminated
you will have contaminated
they will have contaminated
Future perfect continuous
I will have been contaminating
you will have been contaminating
he/she/it will have been contaminating
we will have been contaminating
you will have been contaminating
they will have been contaminating
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would contaminate
you would contaminate
he/she/it would contaminate
we would contaminate
you would contaminate
they would contaminate
Conditional continuous
I would be contaminating
you would be contaminating
he/she/it would be contaminating
we would be contaminating
you would be contaminating
they would be contaminating
Conditional perfect
I would have contaminate
you would have contaminate
he/she/it would have contaminate
we would have contaminate
you would have contaminate
they would have contaminate
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been contaminating
you would have been contaminating
he/she/it would have been contaminating
we would have been contaminating
you would have been contaminating
they would have been contaminating
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you contaminate
we let´s contaminate
you contaminate
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to contaminate
Past participle
contaminated
Present Participle
contaminating
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONTAMINATE


abominate
əˈbɒmɪˌneɪt
criminate
ˈkrɪmɪˌneɪt
culminate
ˈkʌlmɪˌneɪt
decontaminate
ˌdiːkənˈtæmɪˌneɪt
delaminate
diːˈlæmɪˌneɪt
discriminate
dɪˈskrɪmɪˌneɪt
disseminate
dɪˈsɛmɪˌneɪt
dominate
ˈdɒmɪˌneɪt
eliminate
ɪˈlɪmɪˌneɪt
examinate
ɪɡˈzæmɪˌneɪt
exterminate
ɪkˈstɜːmɪˌneɪt
fulminate
ˈfʌlmɪˌneɪt
germinate
ˈdʒɜːmɪˌneɪt
illuminate
ɪˈluːmɪˌneɪt
inseminate
ɪnˈsɛmɪˌneɪt
laminate
ˈlæmɪˌneɪt
nominate
ˈnɒmɪˌneɪt
predominate
prɪˈdɒmɪˌneɪt
ruminate
ˈruːmɪˌneɪt
terminate
ˈtɜːmɪˌneɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONTAMINATE

container gardening
container line
container port
container ship
container terminal
container transport
containerboard
containerisation
containerise
containerization
containerize
containerless
containment
contaminable
contaminant
contaminated
contamination
contaminative
contaminator
contango

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONTAMINATE

alginate
aluminate
assassinate
caseinate
combinate
coordinate
determinate
donate
fascinate
hallucinate
indeterminate
indiscriminate
indoctrinate
marinate
ordinate
originate
paginate
procrastinate
subordinate
succinate
urinate

Synonyms and antonyms of contaminate in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CONTAMINATE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «contaminate» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of contaminate

Translation of «contaminate» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONTAMINATE

Find out the translation of contaminate to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of contaminate from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «contaminate» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

污染
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

contaminar
570 millions of speakers

English

contaminate
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दूषित
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تلوث
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

загрязнить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

contaminar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অর্সা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

contaminer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mencemari
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verseuchen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

汚染する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오염시키다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Contaminate
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

gây ô nhiễm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மாசுபடுத்தாத
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दूषित करणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kirletmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

contaminare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zanieczyścić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

забруднити
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

contamina
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μολύνουν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

besoedel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

förorena
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

forurense
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of contaminate

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONTAMINATE»

The term «contaminate» is quite widely used and occupies the 46.241 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONTAMINATE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «contaminate» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «contaminate» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about contaminate

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4 QUOTES WITH «CONTAMINATE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word contaminate.
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Abu Bakar Bashir
But the West is trying to weaken Islam from outside and inside. They attack our people and invade our countries from outside, and they weaken us from within with ideas like secularism, liberalism and democracy. This is all designed to contaminate our pure Islam.
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Cyril Connolly
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
3
Charlie Sheen
I'm 0 for 3 with marriage - the scoreboard doesn't lie, never has. So what we all have is a marriage of the heart. To sully or contaminate or radically disrespect this union with a shameful contract is something that I will leave to the amateurs and the Bible grippers.
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Paul Virilio
Images contaminate us like viruses.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONTAMINATE»

Discover the use of contaminate in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to contaminate and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Winged Word: A Study in the Technique of Ancient Greek ...
5 xxxx/xxx-w-x 1lx (47) normal 5 xxxxx/xx — w-x llx (56) normal 5 xxxx/xx-^-x 10x (46) internally contaminate 5 xxxxx/xxx— w— x 12x (57) internally contaminate In the same way, cola belonging properly to 12x lines generate llx and 13x ...
Berkley Peabody, 1975
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Synonyms Discriminated: A Complete Catalogue of Synonymous ...
CONSUMPTION. (. 196. ) CONTAMINATE. CONTAMINATE. ( 197 ) CONTENTMENT. ( 198 ) CONTINUATION. (. all our hopes, desires, and efforts. Completion is more external, consummation more internal It is the completion of the idea or ...
‎1871
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The control of pollution caused by hydrographic modifications
United States. Environmental Protection Agency. TABLE 2 HERBICIDES REGISTERED FOR USE AT OR ABOVE WATER LINE Chemical Sites, Types of Weeds, i Limitations Amitrole Amitrole-T Drainage ditchbanks. Do not contaminate edible ...
United States. Environmental Protection Agency, 1973
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Phase Behavior of Petroleum Reservoir Fluids
Mixing of cleaned fluid from Step 6 with mud contaminate keeping mud components as separate components. 8. PT flash to standard conditions of mixed fluid from Step 7. If the simulated amount of contaminate in STO oil agrees with the PVT ...
Karen Schou Pedersen, Peter L. Christensen, Jawad Azeem Shaikh, 2006
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The Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Good Health
food poisoning 289 Salmonellosis The bacterium SALMONELLA can contaminate raw or undercooked beef or poultry and foods coming into contact with them or their juices, as well as raw or undercooked eggs. Since salmonella is spread by ...
Robert A. Ronzio, 2003
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Encyclopedia of Food Safety
Contaminate. the. Food. Chain. Resistant pathogens found in the food chain may originate not only from food animals, where they emerge under the selective pressure of antibiotics on the farm, but also from individuals who, after becoming  ...
‎2013
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Code of Federal Regulations
After review of pertinent information, the Regional Administrator shall either deny the petition or recommend to the Administrator that the initial determination that a project may contaminate the aquifer be vacated. Upon receipt of a ...
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The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America
After review of pertinent information, the Regional Administrator shall either deny the petition or recommend to the Administrator that the initial determination that a project may contaminate the aquifer be vacated. Upon receipt of a ...
9
The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive ...
Day 15 “Contaminate” living room with “germs” 95 45 min. 20 min. 15 washes (70 %) (78%) Day 16 “Contaminate” living room with “germs” 80 20 min. 20 min. 15 washes (70%) (78%) Day 17 “Contaminate” living room with “germs” 40 10 min.
Bruce M. Hyman, Cherry Pedrick, 2005
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Myth and Philosophy
In the discussion in question, the sages consider whether a particle severed from a corpse has the power to contaminate when overshadowed by a tent (Mishnah Eduyot 6:2)." Two sages believe that a particle from a corpse does have such ...
Frank Reynolds, David Tracy, 1990

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONTAMINATE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term contaminate is used in the context of the following news items.
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Greek PM: my country is an "austerity laboratory"
Asian equities tumbled Wednesday as a collapse in Chinese shares began to contaminate other markets, and after European leaders slapped ... «i24news, Jul 15»
2
An Arctic thank you for UN action against toxins that accumulate in …
They contaminate our human blood and breast milk without our consent, and are associated with a range of harmful health effects including ... «Alaska Dispatch News, Jul 15»
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'DeSean Jackson: Home Team' Episode 2 recap: No more secrets
4) Do information leaks contaminate his off the field life as much as they affect his on the field life? It would certainly seem so, which is ... «Comcast SportsNet Washington, Jul 15»
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Western PA residents question proposed wild animal park
Residents using well-water systems are worried that waste from the wild animal park could contaminate the soil and water stored underground. «WFMJ, Jul 15»
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Laminar airflow operating rooms: Are they needed for joint …
... orthopedic surgeons are aware that an ultra-clean OR environment is critical to minimize the number of airborne particulate matters that can contaminate the ... «Healio, Jul 15»
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Report clears U of T course that teaches anti-vaccination materials
"This sort of erosion of letting things creep in that don't have any proof, it starts to contaminate the scientific process." Follow @HelenBranswell ... «Calgary Herald, Jul 15»
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Grey County takes a stand against fracking
Critics say the operations can contaminate groundwater, air and soil and pose other health, safety and environmental risks. Fracking is taking ... «Owen Sound Sun Times, Jul 15»
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UAE recycling: Residents and government must share responsibility
Ordinary rubbish contaminates recyclables, “which are thrown into the lorry and contaminate the lorry and lowers the value of the entire ... «The National, Jul 15»
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Many doctors admit to working while under the weather
“A symptomatic health care worker can transmit pathogens directly to others; contaminate shared, high-touch surfaces; and experience ... «Thrasher Backer, Jul 15»
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Developing new methods to detect nanoparticles in food
Nanoparticles can contaminate food products through the seepage of additives in food packaging as well as from environmental contamination. «Cordis News, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Contaminate [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/contaminate>. Dec 2019 ».
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