contaminated

contaminated

adj. 1. containing undesired or infective microorganisms.
Syn. -- dirty, infected.
[WordNet 1.5]

2. rendered impure by addition of deleterious substances; as, had to boil the contaminated water.
Syn. -- polluted.
[WordNet 1.5]

3. 1 (Computers) damaged by inclusion of incorrect data or information not belonging; as, The file was contaminated by a buggy editor.
Syn. -- corrupted.
[PJC]

4. appearing unethical due to a questionable source or motives; -- of money or activities; as, The fund was contaminated by a large donation from a mobster.
Syn. -- tainted.
[PJC]

 

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