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noun [uncountable] contamination pronunciation in British English /kənˌtæmɪnˈneɪʃ(ə)n/

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  1. 2
    substances that make something dirty, polluted, or poisonous

    This contamination will take centuries to decay.

  2. 3
    the process of affecting someone or something in a negative way

    They wish to avoid what they see as contamination by more liberal societies.


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