decontaminate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v decontaminate rid of contamination "The soil around the housing development had to be decontaminated by the city"
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Usage

In literature:

Decontamination jets hissed, sluicing the ship to remove surface contamination.
"The Lani People" by J. F. Bone
The inner hatch now opened and Dane waved his captive into the small section which must serve them as a decontamination space.
"Plague Ship" by Andre Norton
I have to get my men decontaminated.
"Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet" by Harold Leland Goodwin
What loot they gathered, obviously, could be decontaminated before it was returned to Weald.
"This World Is Taboo" by Murray Leinster
Moments later the creature stepped out of the decontamination chamber.
"Star Surgeon" by Alan Nourse
They will be separately decontaminated and returned to you.
"The Colors of Space" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Ship rigged for full decontamination procedure.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
Cut off the decontaminators and in five hours it'll be as hot as the rest of the planet.
"Masters of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith
He went through the radiation trap to the decontamination chamber to wash off whatever it was he had picked up.
"The Bramble Bush" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Nobody's had time to decontaminate this whole planet like they did Earth.
"Shock Absorber" by E.G. von Wald
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In news:

Assuring Decontamination Efforts are Adequate.
Police had to force one of the residents into a decontamination unit set up outside the house after he refused to comply.
Mass Decontamination for First Responders.
Dog decontamination , buoy is back.
Emergency workers and volunteers practice decontaminating a dog.
There are still remnants that need to be cleaned and decontaminated.
Instrument manufacturers, AAMI, AORN and others generally recommend that decontamination of instruments begin within 30 minutes of use so that organic soils, particularly blood, do not dry.
USPS Tests Decontamination System in NJ.
New Practice for Evaluating Emergency Response Robot Capabilities: Safety and Environmental: Decontamination/ Washdown for FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Teams.
Four people who were hurt went through a decontamination procedure at a hospital.
Firefighters decontaminate a Chase Bank employee with a fire hose outside the Modesto bank branch.
Roy Schrock of the US Environmental Protection Agency, right, leads a tour Tuesday of the $10 million wastewater treatment plant that is designed to decontaminate water at the Crossley Farms Superfund site in Hereford Township.
Emergency medical staff at CentraState Medical Center help a woman, dressed in blue scrubs, bag her clothing as she exits a decontamination tent.
About a half-hour later they emerged, and stepped into temporary decontamination showers set up in the building's parking lot – but they still lacked answers as to the odor 's source.
On The Scene Llc is restoration company specializing in restoring crime & trauma scenes, decontaminations and odor removal.
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In science:

Aims. 3D tomography of the interstellar dust and gas may be useful in many respects, from the physical and chemical evolution of the ISM itself to foreground decontamination of the CMB, or various studies of the environments of specific objects.
Spatial distribution of interstellar dust in the Sun vicinity, comparison with neutral sodium-bearing gas
In this work we focus on the case when there is no decontamination rule, and the contamination rule is the simple ma jority rule.
Dynamic monopolies with randomized starting configuration
These potential complications are better addressed from the point of view of decontaminating the data, rather than adding extra processes into the numerical simulations, so will be considered as ‘observational’ problems.
Measuring Omega_0 using cluster evolution
By fitting both single-temperature and two isothermal models to ASCA data, Markevitch et al. (1998) showed that, for the 15 low-z clusters in common with HA91, the decontaminated emission-weighted temperature is, on average, 6 per cent larger than the single-temperature value.
Measuring Omega_0 using cluster evolution
If the results from Allen (1998) are typical of the whole Henry (1997) sample, then the effect of cooling flow decontamination would be to increase the high-redshift cluster temperatures by more than the low-redshift ones.
Measuring Omega_0 using cluster evolution
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