Predicate: contaminate

Roleset id: contaminate.01 , befoul, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

contaminate.01: CONTAMINATE-V NOTES: Do try to distinguish between agent/source of contamination and thecontaminant itself; this will result in some Arg2's being subjects. (from contaminate.01-v) CONTAMINATION-N NOTES: Corresponds to contaminate.01. Framed by anwen april 2011 (from contamination.01-n)


contamination (n.)
contaminate (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: causer of contamination (vnrole: 9.8-Agent)
        Arg1-GOL: thing becoming contaminated (vnrole: 9.8-Destination)
        Arg2-PPT: contaminant (vnrole: 9.8-Theme)

Example: transitive

        person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: perfect,  voice: active,  form: participle

        At stake was an $80,000 settlement involving who should pay what share of cleanup costs at the site of a former gas station, where underground fuel tanks had leaked and contaminated the soil.

        Arg0: underground fuel tanks
        Rel: contaminated
        Arg1: the soil

Example: ARG1

        A fund will be established to clean up future cases of soil and groundwater contamination .

        Arg1: soil and groundwater
        Rel: contamination


        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns

        The dirty hippies' contamination of Yosemite with Giardia from their hippie dogs caused the stream water to not be drinkable.

        Arg0: The dirty hippies'
        Rel: contamination
        Arg1: of Yosemite
        Arg2: with Giardia from their hippie dogs