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decontaminate

(dē′kən-tăm′ə-nāt′)
tr.v. decontami·nated, decontami·nating, decontami·nates
1. To eliminate contamination in.
2. To make safe by eliminating poisonous or otherwise harmful substances, such as noxious chemicals or radioactive material.

de′con·tam′i·nant (-nənt) n.
de′con·tam′i·na′tion n.
de′con·tam′i·na′tor n.
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