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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]

Patient discussion about contaminate

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:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/calcium-supplements/AN00964

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The applicable provisions of CERCLA are then used to recover out-of-pocket costs and expenses from the actual contaminators, if they can be identified through forensic analysis.
More often that no, Bruder says the contaminators are inclined to pay because otherwise, they could be facing adverse publicity and treble damages, and they will have to pay anyway.