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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 contaminating
      adj 1: spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive
             contamination; "the air near the foundry was always
             dirty"; "the air near the foundry was always dirty";
             "a dirty bomb releases enormous amounts of long-lived
             radioactive fallout" [syn: dirty] [ant: clean]
      2: that infects or taints [syn: corrupting]