Definition of decontaminate in English:

decontaminate

Line breaks: de|con|tam¦in|ate
Pronunciation: /diːk(ə)nˈtamɪneɪt
 
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verb

[with object]
Neutralize or remove dangerous substances, radioactivity, or germs from (an area, object, or person): they tried to decontaminate nearby villages
More example sentences
  • The emergency services sealed off the area and decontaminated the affected staff.
  • The box and the depot area were decontaminated and the powder removed for testing.
  • Staff at Broomfield Hospital's accident and emergency department are being given special training on how to decontaminate victims of any biological, chemical, radioactive or nuclear incident.
Synonyms

Derivatives

decontaminant

noun

decontamination

noun
More example sentences
  • If decontamination were not possible, these areas would have to be abandoned for decades because of health risks, he said.
  • It also recommends the MOD undertakes a full decontamination of the site before it is released.
  • The trials show the importance of infection control in ambulances and that VHP is a highly effective product for decontamination.

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