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Principal Translations
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contaminar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("[b]di[/b] la verdad", "[b]encontré[/b] una moneda"). (el medio ambiente)contaminate, pollute vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 La fábrica contaminaba el agua del río.
 The factory used to contaminate (or: pollute) the river water.
contaminar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("[b]di[/b] la verdad", "[b]encontré[/b] una moneda"). (alimentos)contaminate vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (purposefully)adulterate vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Contaminaron la ensalada al cortar pollo justo al lado y mucha gente enfermó.
 They contaminated the salad by cutting chicken close by, and many people got sick.
 
Additional Translations
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contaminarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (el medio ambiente)become contaminated vi + adj
  contaminate, pollute vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  be contaminated, be polluted vi + adj
 Debido al incendio de la refinería se contaminó el aire.
 The air has become contaminated as a result of the fire at the refinery.
contaminarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (alimentos)be infected, become infected vi + adj
 Los tomates se contaminaron con una bacteria.
 The tomatoes were (or: became) infected with bacteria.
contaminarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (sustancia)be contaminated, become contaminated vi + adj
 La muestra de sangre se contaminó en el laboratorio.
 The blood sample was (or: became) contaminated in the laboratory.
contaminar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("[b]di[/b] la verdad", "[b]encontré[/b] una moneda"). (un idioma)corrupt vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  contaminate, adulterate vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Algunos idiomas han quedado contaminados por el uso de palabras en inglés.
 Some languages have been corrupted by the use of English words.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2020:

Compound Forms:
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contaminar el agua vtr + nf (con impurezas)contaminate the water, pollute water v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
Note: Se construye con artículo masculino.
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