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English verb: contaminate

1. contaminate (change) make impure


SamplesThe industrial wastes polluted the lake.


Synonymsfoul, pollute


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)begrime, bemire, colly, dirty, grime, soil


Narrower (hyponym)infect, taint

2. contaminate (change) make radioactive by adding radioactive material


SamplesDon't drink the water--it's contaminated.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Antonymsdecontaminate









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