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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·tam·i·nate /kənˈtæməˌnet/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 con·tam·i·nate /kənˈtæməˌnet/ 及物動詞

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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·tam·i·nate a. Contaminated; defiled; polluted; tainted. Contaminate drink.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: make impure; "The industrial wastes polluted the lake" [syn:
            pollute, foul]
      2: make radioactive by adding radioactive material; "Don't
         drink the water--it's contaminated" [ant: decontaminate]