decontamination

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decontamination

 [de″kon-tam-ĭ-na´shun]
the freeing of a person or object from some contaminating substance such as war gas, radioactive material, or bacteria.

de·con·tam·i·na·tion

(dē'kon-tam'i-nā'shŭn),
Removal or neutralization of poisonous gas or other injurious agents from the environment.

decontamination

Public health Use of physical or chemical means to remove, inactivate, or destroy bloodborne or other pathogens on a surface or item, to the point where they are no longer capable of transmitting infectious particles, and the surface or item is rendered safe for handling, use, or disposal. See Photochemical decontamination. Cf Disinfection.

de·con·tam·i·na·tion

(dē-kŏn-tam'i-nā'shŭn)
Removal or neutralization of poisonous gas or other injurious agents from the environment, or from victims of such agents.

de·con·tam·i·na·tion

(dē-kŏn-tam'i-nā'shŭn)
Removal or neutralization of poisonous gas or other injurious agents.
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