Contaminate

Definition of Contaminate

Con`tam´i`nate   Pronunciation: kǒn`tăm´ĭ`nāt
v. t.1.To soil, stain, or corrupt by contact; to tarnish; to sully; to taint; to pollute; to defile.
[imp. & p. p. Contaminated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Contaminating .]
Shall we now
Contaminate our figures with base bribes?
- Shak.
I would neither have simplicity imposed upon, nor virtue contaminated.
- Goldsmith.
a.1.Contaminated; defiled; polluted; tainted.

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