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Contaminating   Listen
adjective
contaminating  adj.  
1.
Spreading contamination; especially radioactive contamination. Antonym: clean.
Synonyms: dirty.
2.
Causing moral or behavioral degredation. "The contaminating influence of violent movies"
Synonyms: corrupting.






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"Contaminating" Quotes from Famous Books



... minor offences has had many bad features and should, where possible, be avoided. Firstly, there is the stigma that attaches to every man who has worn the broad-arrow. Secondly, there is the loss of self-respect which, together with the contaminating influences existing in a prison, often convert the minor offender into the hardened criminal. Thirdly, there are the hardships that the wife and family are called upon to endure while the bread-winner is in gaol and not ...
— A Plea for the Criminal • James Leslie Allan Kayll

... whisper above my breath, 'Le jeu n'en vaut pas la chandelle?' What the deuce do you suppose I care about her 'faith?' She may run through the whole catalogue from the mustard-seed size up, as far as I am concerned, and you may make yourself easy on the score of my 'contaminating' the sanctified vagrant!" ...
— St. Elmo • Augusta J. Evans

... Every one sprang up. Voices strove together in advising this "facer of facts" to get into khaki and to go to where he could obtain precisely the same kind of little local knowledge—perhaps, a few wounds as well. His presence was dishonourable—contaminating. We filed out and left him sitting humped in a chair, looking puzzled and pathetic, murmuring, "But I ...
— Out To Win - The Story of America in France • Coningsby Dawson



Words linked to "Contaminating" :   dirty, corrupting, infectious, clean



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