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Definition of the verb decontaminate
What does decontaminate mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: decontaminated | decontaminating | decontaminates
- rid of contamination
- example: The soil around the housing development had to be decontaminated by the city
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Source] The cook deboned the fish
Verbs of Removing (with the same syntax): debark, debone, debug, declaw, defang, defat, deflower, defog, deforest, defrost, degas, deglaze, degrease, dehorn, deice, delouse, desalt, descale, desex, destress, detusk, devein, disembowel, eviscerate.
- lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
- antonym: contaminate
- more generic words: clean / cleanse = clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing
Alternative definition of the verb decontaminate
- To remove contamination from something, and thus render it safe.
- released on (11 years ago)
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Decontaminate
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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 ...
by Martin Manser
decontaminate vb remove contamination from: Plans were made to decontaminate the polluted area. decontamination ...
by Oxford University Press
Dictionary of Euphemisms (2008)
by R. W. Holder
decontaminate'. American. to. embalm. The majority of corpses are no more contaminated than ...
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 ...
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, ...
by Tim Zurick USAR
A toxic choking agent; decontaminate ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
Dictionary 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 ...
decontaminate /dhkan'tammeit/ - verb to make something safe by removing poisons, radioactivity, etc from it. • decontaminant noun. • decontamination noun. • decontaminative adj. • decontaminator noun.
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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Usage statistics about decontaminate
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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.
Find out more about the UK's Ebola response at...
Photo credit: DFID - UK Department for International Development
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Scrabble value of D2E1C3O1N1T1A1M3I1N1A1T1E1
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