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con·tam·i·nate

(kon-tam'i-nāt),
To cause or result in contamination.
[L. con-tamino, to mingle, corrupt]

con·tam·i·nate

(kŏn-tam'i-nāt)
1. To cause or result in contamination.
2. Introduction of pathogens or infectious material into or on clean or sterile surfaces.
[L. con-tamino, to mingle, corrupt]

contaminate

(kŏn-tăm′ĭ-nāt) [L. contaminare, to render impure]
1. To soil, stain, or pollute.
2. To render unfit for use through introduction of a harmful or injurious substance.
3. To make impure or unclean.
4. To deposit a radioactive substance in any place where it is not supposed to be.

con·tam·i·nate

(kŏn-tam'i-nāt)
To cause or result in contamination.
[L. con-tamino, to mingle, corrupt]

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Q. I'm concerned that my calcium supplements are contaminated w seashells or cow bones. Which brands are best

A. there should be labeled as "from animal source".
here is something that helped me choose:
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