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


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

      adj 1: corrupted by contact or association; "contaminated evidence"
             [ant: uncontaminated]
      2: contaminated with infecting organisms; "dirty wounds";
         "obliged to go into infected rooms"- Jane Austen [syn: dirty,
          infected, pestiferous]
      3: rendered unwholesome by contaminants and pollution; "had to
         boil the contaminated water"; "polluted lakes and streams"
         [syn: polluted]