contaminate-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: make impure; make radioactive

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1 CONTAMINATE NP2

The industrial wastes contaminated the lake.
The water supply was badly contaminated with radioactive material.
He contaminated the drinking water of 400 million people worldwide.

VerbNet: fill-9.8
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: contaminate.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2