contaminate

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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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But, because the contaminative process originates with "picking up" microorganisms from the work environment (money, countertops, wash sinks, clothing, etc.
The contaminative substance soaked into the ground, and historical poisoning of this nature can cost thousands of pounds in remediation.
The Environmental Protection Act 1990, as amended by the Environment Act 1995, requires local authorities to identify contaminated land and serve remediation notices on those who knowingly permitted contaminative substances to be in or under the ground.
It is always sensible to check that a neighbouring property is not being used for a contaminative use as this could affect your operation.