contamination


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contamination

noun adulteration, corruption, decay, defilement, degradation, despoilment, impureness, impurity, infection, pollution, vitiation
See also: air pollution, defilement, detriment, perversion
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Ion chromatography is a process that analyzes a sample to determine ionic contamination.
State regulators in 2015 were dealing with more than 3,400 total groundwater contamination cases in some capacity - mostly those first documented years ago.
Other potential contaminants found in the plant did not adversely affect cure: however, other deleterious effects could occur from any contamination.
Product recall insurance can be triggered by accidental contamination or malicious product tampering, or even product extortion, which is when someone threatens to tamper with a product.
Thereafter, both shells are treated as the same entity, with high lead contents inferred to result from atmospheric contamination.
Other possible culprits are insufficient backpressure or contamination from a dirty screw.
What happens with residual contamination once Kaiser-Hill packs up its bag of tricks and heads for the next cleanup site?
Anderson agreed that ATP is an excellent tool and added that Petri film and pour-plate methods are also useful--though slower--tools for routine monitoring of bacterial contamination.
Rock is currently conducting a study of platelet bacterial contamination, sampling 12,000 individual units of platelets to determine the rate of bacterial contamination.
Last year, Fitzgerald's 100 acres of organic corn showed evidence of genetic contamination, as did her neighbor's organic corn crop.
Progress has been slow, too, in reducing contamination of the medium on which data is written and read and in increasing the data transfer rate between medium and user.

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