Adjective "Decontaminating" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Decontaminating


    Definition:

    1. to make (an object or area) safe for unprotected personnel by removing, neutralizing, or destroying any harmful substance, as radioactive material or poisonous gas.

    2. to make free of contamination; purify: to decontaminate a sickroom.

    Origin:
    decontaminate

    Examples:

    "carcasses can be decontaminating."