• WordNet 3.6
    • adj contaminative making impure by contact or mixing
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In a University of Arizona study, rails and armsrests in public buses were found to be contaminated by the highest concentration of bodily fluids.
    • contaminative Tending to contaminate.
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In literature:

That it be kept clean and free from contamination.
"The Care and Feeding of Children" by L. Emmett Holt
Can one afternoon's companionship with rudeness have already contaminated her?
"The Cuckoo Clock" by Mrs. Molesworth
Is the source a safe distance from contaminating impurities?
"Vocational Guidance for Girls" by Marguerite Stockman Dickson
He must consider the danger from fires, contagion, diseases, mobs; he must think intelligently about contaminated water and impure foods.
"Woman in Modern Society" by Earl Barnes
Its very touch is contaminating.
"A Review of Uncle Tom's Cabin" by A. Woodward
Contaminated articles and utensils, such as towels and common drinking-cups, have caused many infections.
"The Social Emergency" by Various
Page's tone distinctly expressed that the society of earls and countesses would be, to him, contaminating.
"A Voyage of Consolation" by Sara Jeannette Duncan
Breton wiped his hands on his breeches as if to wipe away the contaminating touch of the cloak.
"The Grey Cloak" by Harold MacGrath
She was too spotless for this contaminated world.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. I, No. VI, June, 1862" by Various
To whatever extent contaminated by Phoenician influence, Aphrodite in Homer is purely Greek, in grace and happy humanity.
"The Homeric Hymns A New Prose Translation; and Essays, Literary and Mythological" by Andrew Lang

In poetry:

"My child, 'tis said such beauteous things,
Too often loved with vain excess,
Are swept away by angel wings,
Before contamination clings
To their frail loveliness.
"The Child And The Dew-Drops (in memory of a lost son)." by John Critchley Prince
Come then, and earnestly his favour crave,
Nor let thy weighty sins retard thy soul:
Christ never came the sinless folks to save,
But such as are contaminate and foul.
"Advice To A Sinner, To Come To Christ" by Rees Prichard
Yes! let His place be there!
Where the lone moorland gazes on the sea,
Not in the squalid street nor pompous square:
So that he again may be
From contamination free,
His pedestal the plain, his canopy the air!
"Burns’s Statue At Irvine" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Last week's flood swept trash, contaminants into river.
EPA assures 'controlled demolition' for Garfield chromium -contaminated Superfund site.
BELDING — Appliance maker Electrolux is taking aim at a demolition moratorium that is keeping the Swedish company from tearing down a 120-year-old landmark clock tower on contaminated land it owns in downtown Belding.
Fecal coliforms and E. Coli are bacteria whose presence indicates that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes.
Two Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday called for stricter federal oversight of compounding pharmacies in the wake a deadly meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated injections made by a Massachusetts specialty pharmacy.
Abreva Conceal uses MicroAir technology, which allows air in while keeping contaminants out.
OTTAWA – Environment Canada scientists have confirmed results published by researchers from the University of Alberta showing contaminants accumulating in the snow near oilsands operations, an internal federal document has revealed.
They also discovered contaminants in precipitation from testing in the region.
0The DT-3000V2 downdraft table is designed to provide high-efficiency, source-point collection and filtration of powder, dust, fumes, smoke, and other contaminants produced during industrial processing and production operations.
AdEdge Package Unit systems are designed as turnkey treatment solutions for a variety of contaminants , including arsenic, iron, manganese, uranium, nitrates and turbidity.
Eight new monitoring wells will be drilled an old landfill in Haywood County, the latest step in an ongoing effort to track and measure groundwater contamination emanating from the now-closed landfill.
A "one-size-fits-all" approach to contamination solutions won't take your program where it needs to go.
Amarillo-based Palo Duro Meat is recalling 40,000 pounds of frozen fine ground beef products that may be contaminated with E.
Puritan Magnetics manufactures a complete line of magnetic separation products for capturing, controlling and removing ferrous tramp metal contaminants.
Contamination warning signs to be posted at lagoon.

In science:

This calculation is done with the hypothesis of bulk contamination.
The BiPo detector for ultralow radioactivity measurements
The efficiency to tag surface contamination would be obviously much larger.
The BiPo detector for ultralow radioactivity measurements
Such events with two scintillators in time are rejected as candidate of 212Bi contamination in the scintillators (see below).
The BiPo detector for ultralow radioactivity measurements
The main source of background mimicking a BiPo (electron, delayed alpha) event is a 212Bi surface contamination on the entrance surface of the scintillators block in front of the foil as it is shown in figure 5.
The BiPo detector for ultralow radioactivity measurements
However a bulk 212Bi contamination inside the block of the scintillators is not a source of background because the emitted electron will fire the scintillators block before escaping and hitting the second one.
The BiPo detector for ultralow radioactivity measurements