contamination

Definitions

Agriculture

  • noun the action of making something impure
  • noun the state of something such as water or food which has been contaminated and so is harmful to living organisms

Aviation

  • noun a process by which a liquid, gas or object is made unusable because impurities or foreign matter are allowed into or onto it

Food

  • The ingress of impurities, either microorganisms or compounds such as detergents, bleach, dust etc. into a foodstuff, usually by contact with surfaces or other foods

Medical

  • noun the action of contaminating something, or the state of being contaminated

Military

  • noun something which contaminates (such as a biological weapon, chemical agent, radioactive fallout, etc.)

Sports

  • noun the act of making something impure by touching it or by adding something to it
  • noun a state of impurity caused by the presence of substances that are harmful to living organisms
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