contamination

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contamination (plural contaminations)

  1. The act or process of contaminating; pollution; defilement; taint; also, that which contaminates.
  2. (linguistics) A process whereby words with related meanings come to have similar sounds.
  3. (linguistics, etymology) The influence of one form (often from a foreign language) on the historical development of another form to which it may be related in meaning.
  4. The process of making a material or surface unclean or unsuited for its intended purpose, usually by the addition or attachment of undesirable foreign substances.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɔ̃.ta.mi.na.sjɔ̃/

Noun[edit]

contamination f (plural contaminations)

  1. contamination (act or process of contaminating)

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