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Noun
The act or process of contaminating
“Most instances of groundwater contamination are due to leaching of herbicides from loading or disposal sites.”
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A constituent which impairs the purity of something
“This study shows that removal of the contamination can make a dramatic contribution to the restoration of ground water.”
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(usually of a disease or condition) The act of being adversely affected
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A toxic substance that is capable of causing illness or death
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Foul matter, especially dirt, which soils or defiles
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A thing that spoils or damages something
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An act of great disrespect shown to sacred ideas, people, or things
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Fallout
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Physical damage caused to something
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Loud noises
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A biological agent that risks humans or the environment
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A physical trace of a bad or undesirable substance or quality
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Moral corruption
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A colored patch or dirty mark that is difficult to remove
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