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Definition of decontaminate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

decontaminate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌdiːkənˈtæmɪneɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːkənˈtæmɪneɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they decontaminate
BrE BrE//ˌdiːkənˈtæmɪneɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːkənˈtæmɪneɪt//
 
he / she / it decontaminates
BrE BrE//ˌdiːkənˈtæmɪneɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːkənˈtæmɪneɪts//
 
past simple decontaminated
BrE BrE//ˌdiːkənˈtæmɪneɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːkənˈtæmɪneɪtɪd//
 
past participle decontaminated
BrE BrE//ˌdiːkənˈtæmɪneɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːkənˈtæmɪneɪtɪd//
 
-ing form decontaminating
BrE BrE//ˌdiːkənˈtæmɪneɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːkənˈtæmɪneɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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decontaminate something to remove harmful substances from a place or thing the process of decontaminating areas exposed to radioactivity
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: decontaminate