Meaning of decontaminate
Pronunciation: (dē"kun-tam'u-nāt"), [key]
— -nated, -nat•ing.
- to make (an object or area) safe for unprotected personnel by removing, neutralizing, or destroying any harmful substance, as radioactive material or poisonous gas.
- to make free of contamination; purify: to decontaminate a sickroom.
- decontaminate (Thesaurus)