how to pronounce contaminate


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contaminate is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of contaminate in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

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meanings of contaminate


  1. To soil, stain, corrupt, or infect by contact or association.
  2. To infect, often with bad objects.
  3. To make something dangerous or toxic by introducing impurities or foreign matter.
  4. To make unfit for use by the introduction of unwholesome or undesirable elements.

contaminate frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word contaminate occurs in english on average 0.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics contaminate can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that contaminate can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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