One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The neutralization or removal of dangerous substances, radioactivity, or germs from an area, object, or person.‘procedures to ensure decontamination of medical equipment’as modifier ‘a decontamination chamber’
- ‘The wedding went ahead four hours later than planned with guests in green plastic decontamination suits.’
- ‘Firefighters were given a lecture this week on mass decontamination in the event of a terrorist attack.’
- ‘Most poisonings from pesticides do not have a specific antidote, making decontamination the most important intervention.’
- ‘Situated on a brownfield site, which is currently undergoing decontamination, it is anticipated that construction will start in January 2003.’
- ‘Meanwhile, the company continues to pay property taxes rather than forking out for a full-scale decontamination.’
- ‘It is critical to remove any organic material to allow proper decontamination of the area.’
- ‘Why have fire service personnel not been trained in the appropriate decontamination procedures?’
- ‘The affected area of the beach was cordoned off on Monday of this week and decontamination was completed the following day.’
- ‘The city's hazardous material team had to set up a decontamination tent for patrons and workers.’
- ‘Operating out of four different base clusters the 460th provided chemical decontamination, smoke support operations and chemical reconnaissance.’
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