Definition of Decontamination

1. Noun. The removal of contaminants.

Generic synonyms: Remotion, Removal
Antonyms: Contamination
Derivative terms: Decontaminate



Definition of Decontamination

1. Noun. The process of removing contamination, particularly the cleaning off of dangerous materials. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Decontamination

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Decontamination

1. The freeing of a person or an object of some contaminating substance such as war gas, radioactive material, etc. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Decontamination

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deconstructions
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decontaminate
decontaminated
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decontamination (current term)
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decontrol

Literary usage of Decontamination

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1. Chemical Weapons Stockpile: Changes Needed in the Management of the by Thomas J. Howard (1997)
"The decontamination process helps to minimize the effects on people's health ... Communities in Arkansas and Utah have operational decontamination units. ..."

2. Review of Epa Homeland Security Efforts: Safe Buildings Program Research by National Research Council (U.S.), Environmental Protection Agency, United States, Committee on Safe Buildings Program (2003)
"Detection to Assess Containment and for Post- decontamination Evaluation The stated focus of the Safe Buildings Program is building decontamination,5 and it ..."

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