(verb) rid of contamination; “The soil around the housing development had to be decontaminated by the city”

Source: WordNet® 3.1



decontaminate (third-person singular simple present decontaminates, present participle decontaminating, simple past and past participle decontaminated)

(transitive) To remove contamination from (something), rendering it safe.

Source: Wiktionary


Word of the Day

3 February 2023


(verb) cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., ‘keep clean’; “hold in place”; “She always held herself as a lady”; “The students keep me on my toes”

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Coffee Trivia

The world’s most expensive coffee costs more than US$700 per kilogram. Asian palm civet – a cat-like creature in Indonesia, eats fruits, including select coffee cherries. It excretes partially digested seeds that produce a smooth, less acidic brew of coffee called kopi luwak.

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