contaminar

contaminar
transitive verb
1. (to make impure) 
a. to pollute (the sea or the atmosphere) 
Muchas de esas fábricas han emitido gases que contaminaban la atmósfera.Many of those factories have emitted gases that polluted the atmosphere.
b. to contaminate (food or a sample) 
Las aguas residuales habían contaminado los cultivos.The sewage had contaminated the crops.
2. (to pervert) 
Muchos han acusado a la televisión de contaminar la mente de los jóvenes.Many have accused television of corrupting the minds of youth.
3. (to influence) 
a. to corrupt (a language or a culture) 
Tras siglos de convivencia, el castellano está contaminado por el catalán y viceversa.After centuries of coexistence, Spanish is corrupted by Catalan and vice versa.
contaminarse
pronominal verb
4. (to become impure) 
a. to become polluted (sea or atmosphere) 
Tras el atentado contra el oleoducto, el río se contaminó con petróleo crudo.After the attack on the pipeline, the river became polluted with crude oil.
b. to become contaminated (food or sample) 
La muestra se contaminó con ADN exógeno.The sample became contaminated by exogenous DNA.
contaminar
transitive verb
1. (envenenar) 
a. to contaminate 
2. (el medio ambiente) 
a. to pollute 
3. (pervertir) 
a. to corrupt 
contaminar
transitive verb
1 [+aire, mar] to pollute; [+alimentos, agua potable] to contaminate; [+ropa] to soil
2 [+texto] to corrupt; (Literat) to influence; affect
3 (Religión) to profane
pronominal verb
contaminarse [+alimentos, agua potable] to be contaminated; become contaminated;con with;de by; [+agua, aire] to become polluted
Examples
Verb Conjugations for contaminar
Present Participle: contaminando
Past Participle: contaminado
PresentPreteriteImperfectConditionalFuture
yo
contamino
contaminé
contaminaba
contaminaría
contaminaré
contaminas
contaminaste
contaminabas
contaminarías
contaminarás
él/ella/Ud.
contamina
contaminó
contaminaba
contaminaría
contaminará
nosotros
contaminamos
contaminamos
contaminábamos
contaminaríamos
contaminaremos
vosotros
contamináis
contaminasteis
contaminabais
contaminaríais
contaminaréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.
contaminan
contaminaron
contaminaban
contaminarían
contaminarán
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