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Definition of decontaminate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

decontaminate

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verb
NAmE//ˌdikənˈtæməˌneɪt//
 
decontaminate somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they decontaminate
 
he / she / it decontaminates
 
past simple decontaminated
 
-ing form decontaminating
 
 
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to remove harmful substances from a place or thing the process of decontaminating areas exposed to radioactivity
decontamination
 
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NAmE//ˌdikənˌtæməˈneɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] the decontamination of water supplies
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