Synonyms for contaminate

Synonyms for (verb) contaminate

Synonyms: foul, pollute, contaminate

Definition: make impure

Usage: The industrial wastes polluted the lake

Similar words: soil, grime, begrime, bemire, colly, dirty

Definition: make soiled, filthy, or dirty

Usage: don't soil your clothes when you play outside!


Synonyms: contaminate

Definition: make radioactive by adding radioactive material

Usage: Don't drink the water--it's contaminated

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue