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Definition of the verb decontaminate

What does decontaminate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: decontaminated | decontaminating | decontaminates

  1. rid of contamination

Alternative definition of the verb decontaminate


  1. To remove contamination from something, and thus render it safe.


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Google previewStedman's Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing (2005)

by Thomas Lathrop Stedman

Decontaminate hands before having direct contact with patients (IB) (68,400). D. Decontaminate hands before donning sterile gloves when inserting a central intravascular catheter (IB). E. Decontaminate hands before inserting indwelling ...

Google previewUseful Dictionary of Derived Words (2016)

by Martin Manser

decontaminate vb remove contamination from: Plans were made to decontaminate the polluted area. decontamination ...

Google previewOxford American Large Print Dictionary (2008)

by Oxford University Press

decontaminate. 322.

Google previewDictionary of Euphemisms (2008)

by R. W. Holder

decontaminate'. American. to. embalm. The majority of corpses are no more contaminated than ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food Microbiology (2014)

by Carl A. Batt

Mung bean seeds have been found to be more heat tolerant, and the use of higher temperatures to decontaminate them has been investigated. It was found that hot-water treatment at 85 C for 40 s followed by dipping in cold water for 30 s and ...

Google previewIFIS Dictionary of Food Science and Technology (2009)

by International Food Information Service

Chemical dips or hot water dips are also used to decontaminate foods. Dips Sweet or savoury sauces into which accompanying foods (e.g. breadsticks, crisps , vegetable crudites) are dipped. Many savoury dips are based on sour cream, ...

Google previewArmy Dictionary and Desk Reference (2010)

by Tim Zurick USAR

A toxic choking agent; decontaminate ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1997)

Volume 60 - Uranium Mill Tailing Reclamation in the U.S. and Canada to Vacuum System Design by John J. McKetta Jr

Demolish buildings, structures, parking lots Dismantte and erush plant equipment and well pipes Decontaminate for salvage To remote tailings pite Plug wells, decontaminate soil, recontour surface Revegetahng Fencing To remote tailings ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Disaster Relief (2010)

by K. Bradley Penuel, Matt Statler

The ability to rapidly decontaminate large numbers of affected persons is critical in preventing injury or death. This national priority leverages efforts throughout government to develop capabilities to detect, neutralize, contain, dismantle, and ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

decontaminate, dirtless, entire(ly), flawless, fully, immaculate, innocent, legible, light, mop, moral, neat, neatly, perfect(ly), pure, purified, purify, readable, rinse, scour, scrub, spotless, sweep, unadulterated, unblemished, ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (1999)

by Richard Bowyer

we had to decontaminate our vehicles; compare CONTAMINATE decorate [' dckarctt] verb to award a medal to someone (usually for bravery or outstanding achievement); a much-decorated pilot decoration [dcka'rclj'n] noun medal ( usually for ...

Google previewChembers 21 Century Dictionary

by Allied

decontaminate /dhkan'tammeit/ - verb to make something safe by removing poisons, radioactivity, etc from it. • decontaminant noun. • decontamination noun. • decontaminative adj. • decontaminator noun.

Google previewDictionary of Medical Abbreviations (2016)

The World's most comprehensive list of English-language medical abbreviations and acronyms by Burt Vance

declaration decn= decision decn= decomposition decon = decontaminate decon = decontamination decond = decontaminated decr = decrease(d) DECR ...

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Chlorine to help decontaminate homes from Ebola

Having identified the homes that need to be decontaminated, Mohamed's team gets to work, mixing chlorinated water to spray down homes and property.

The team is responsible for decontaminating the houses and destroying property which may still carry the disease - such as mattresses and bed sheets - and replacing them with new items. Once complete, it means families can move back into the house and live as they did before the outbreak.

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The value of this 13-letter word is 18 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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