Meaning of contamination
Pronunciation: (kun-tam"u-nā'shun), [key]
- the act of contaminating.
- the state of being contaminated.
- something that contaminates.
- an alternation in a linguistic form due to the influence of a related form, as the replacement in English of earlier femelle with female through the influence of male.
- the process of forming blends. Cf. blend (def. 9).
- contamination (Thesaurus)