Definition of Contaminant

1. Noun. A substance that contaminates.

Exact synonyms: Contamination
Generic synonyms: Material, Stuff
Derivative terms: Contaminate, Contaminate, Contaminate



Definition of Contaminant

1. Noun. That which contaminates; an impurity; foreign matter. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Contaminant

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Contaminant

1. An impurity; any material of an extraneous nature associated with a chemical, a pharmaceutical preparation, a physiologic principle, or an infectious agent. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Contaminant

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contaminant (current term)
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Literary usage of Contaminant

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cleaning Up the Nation's Waste Sites: Markets & Technology Trends (1993)
"Because more than one contaminant subgroup can be present at a site, ... (As noted for previous analyses, a contaminant is counted no more than once for ..."

2. Guide for Conducting Treatability Studies Under CERCLA: Biodegradation by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"If the soil-water partition coefficient of the target contaminant is less ... Please note that each contaminant has a range of concentrations at which the ..."

3. Hydraulic Fracturing Technology: Applications Analysis and Technology (1993)
"4.3.2 contaminant Recovery The mass recovery rate of a particular contaminant was determined as follows: Mass Recovery Rate = Concentration x Flow x ..."

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