contaminate (someone or something) with (something)

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contaminate (someone or something) with (something)

To pollute someone or something through exposure to something foul or dangerous. Be sure to wash your hands first so you don't contaminate the sterile area with germs.
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contaminate someone or something with something

to get someone or something dirty with something; to pollute someone or something with something. Something in the hospital contaminated the patient with a serious infection. The campers learned not to contaminate the outdoors with anything they carried in.
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It has been learnt through a survey that the flour being sold across Gujranwala region is contaminated with rubber.
The water resources are contaminated with bacteria, arsenic and other toxic elements in substantial quantity.
Soil and sediment at the site are contaminated with PCBs, dioxin and volatile organic compounds resulting from decades of operation by a defunct oil recycling facility at the site.
JEDDAH: Samples of food items and drinks taken from more than 2,000 restaurants in Jeddah were found to be contaminated with 11 types of harmful bacteria, a municipal source has said.
Bound Brook passes next to the former Cornell-Dubilier Electronics facility and was contaminated with PCBs as a result of waste disposal at the facility, including releases that continued long after its closure.
People should also wash any clothing, or linens, which could have become contaminated with a norovirus.
Formula supplies sickened children around the world in 2008 after they were contaminated with melamine in China.
Barriers remain at properties highly contaminated with asbestos, PCBs or even lead-based paint, but Colangelo said contractors who can offer developers the full range of services including abatement, remediation and demolition are well positioned to be involved in the brownfields boom.
Water contaminated with manganese not only tastes vile but also can limit the intellectual development of children drinking it, a new study finds.
New regulations will require companies and generators to safely dispose of equipment in service or in storage that is contaminated with PCBs over 500 parts per million by December 31, 2009, McCormack says.
We found that a significant percentage of cell phones and hands were contaminated with MDR Acinetobacter spp.
However, the majority of toxic exposure comes from drinking water contaminated with naturally occuring arsenic.
Roughly one out of every 20,000 eggs is contaminated with Salmonella when it forms inside the hen.
These sites are contaminated with radioactive materials, unexploded ordnance, heavy metals, jet fuels, solvents, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and chemical weapons waste that are known to cause cancer, autoimmune diseases, respiratory problems and reproductive dysfunction.
The planting sites are contaminated with methylmercury, a toxic result of polluting shallow aquatic ecosystems with mercury.
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