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Wordnet 3.0


1. corrupted by contact or association;
- Example: "contaminated evidence"

2. rendered unwholesome by contaminants and pollution;
- Example: "had to boil the contaminated water"
- Example: "polluted lakes and streams"
[syn: contaminated, polluted]

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4 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

contaminated \contaminated\ adj. 1. containing undesired or infective microorganisms. Syn: dirty, infected. [WordNet 1.5] 2. rendered impure by addition of deleterious substances; as, had to boil the contaminated water. Syn: polluted. [WordNet 1.5] 3. 1 (Computers) damaged by inclusion of incorrect data or information not belonging; as, The file was contaminated by a buggy editor. Syn: corrupted. [PJC] 4. appearing unethical due to a questionable source or motives; -- of money or activities; as, The fund was contaminated by a large donation from a mobster. Syn: tainted. [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Contaminate \Con*tam"i*nate\ (k[o^]n*t[a^]m"[i^]*n[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Contaminated; p. pr. & vb. n. Contaminating.] [L. contaminatus, p. p. of contaminare to bring into contact, to contaminate, fr. contamen contagion, for contagmen; con- + root of tangere to touch. See Contact.] To soil, stain, or corrupt by contact; to tarnish; to sully; to taint; to pollute; to defile. [1913 Webster] Shall we now Contaminate our figures with base bribes? --Shak. [1913 Webster] I would neither have simplicity imposed upon, nor virtue contaminated. --Goldsmith. Syn: To pollute; defile; sully; taint; tarnish; soil; stain; corrupt. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

contaminated adj 1: corrupted by contact or association; "contaminated evidence" [ant: uncontaminated] 2: rendered unwholesome by contaminants and pollution; "had to boil the contaminated water"; "polluted lakes and streams" [syn: contaminated, polluted]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

74 Moby Thesaurus words for "contaminated": abandoned, activated, autoluminescent, bad, bad for, cankered, charged, corrupt, corrupted, debased, debauched, decadent, degenerate, degraded, depraved, diseased, dissolute, foul, gangrened, gangrenous, harmful, hot, impure, infected, injurious, insalubrious, insanitary, irradiated, morally polluted, morbid, morbific, mortified, noisome, nonkosher, noxious, pathogenic, pathological, peccant, perverted, pestiferous, poisoned, polluted, profligate, radiferous, radioactivated, radioactive, radioluminescent, reprobate, ritually unclean, rotten, septic, sphacelated, steeped in iniquity, tainted, tref, ulcerated, ulcerous, unbathed, unclean, uncleanly, unhealthful, unhealthy, unhygienic, unpure, unsanitary, unscoured, unscrubbed, unswept, unwashed, unwholesome, unwiped, vice-corrupted, vitiated, warped