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contaminate

[kən′tam·ə‚nāt]
(science and technology)
To render unfit or to soil by the introduction of foreign or unwanted material.
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Chicken feed on some farms in Indiana contains pet food made with contaminated wheat gluten imported from China.
A private team of pollution-control experts has been treating its contaminated soil and studying how to further deal with the pollution -- even as the occasional Hollywood production company uses the site's sprawling hills for filming.
One of the most frequently used remediation techniques is pump-and-treat, in which contaminated groundwater is brought to the surface.
The module provides a hands-on, inquiry-based experiment about a complex organism's behavioral integration with its environment, and what happens when that environment becomes contaminated.
Farmed salmon are contaminated with industrial chemicals.
Preliminary results indicate that the Pall(R) BDS makes it possible to extend the storage life of platelets from five to seven days without increasing the risk of transfusing a contaminated platelet.
Its introduction follows Chubb's recent launch of a collateral impairment and environmental site liability policy, which helps protect lenders from financial loss resulting when a loan is in default and the commercial property being used as collateral is contaminated.
Two weeks following the recall, Hudson Foods sought to cook and resell the ground beef that was contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7, a deadly pathogen that killed four children in the infamous Jack-in-the-Box outbreak in 1993.
94-38, the Service allowed a deduction for costs incurred to clean up land and to treat groundwater that a taxpayer contaminated with hazardous waste from its business, other than costs attributable to the construction of groundwater treatment facilities determined to be capital expenditures under Sec.
One of the strong pressures in the tragedies is "to free the masculine identity of both father and son from its origin in the contaminated maternal body" (17).
When contaminated molds are poured, excessive smoke is TABULAR DATA OMITTED usually present at pouring and shakeout.
In addition to Federal Superfund issues, state law in recent years has addressed contaminated properties in other, novel ways.