Translation of decontaminate in Spanish:


descontaminar, v.

Pronunciation /diːk(ə)nˈtamɪneɪt//ˌdikənˈtæməˌneɪt/

transitive verb

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    • There's not much that wildlife health officials can do to prevent this, but they could try to decontaminate high-risk areas or dissuade wild birds from visiting them - for example, by draining lakes.
    • The area has not been decontaminated at all, and no environmental studies have measured the quantity of chemicals remaining in the soil and water.
    • Clothing and bedding should also be decontaminated.
    • About 94 people were evacuated from the mail distribution centre, four of whom were decontaminated and placed in hospital for observation.
    • If contamination is suspected, decontaminate the patient and environment following the facility's decontamination policies and procedures.
    • Fire engines, ambulances, police and emergency services officers in full body biological protection suits with breathing apparatus are at the Embassy decontaminating the site.
    • York-based Persimmon Homes wants to build 148 flats and a three-storey office block on the former gasworks site in Heworth Green, and is willing to foot the bill to decontaminate the site.
    • The British government donated #20 million to decontaminate the sites, a process finally declared complete last week.
    • Contractors are currently working to decontaminate the site, which has chromium and cadmium residues from the former foundry.
    • The plants were growing well, and no one was allowed in the lab without wearing a full body clean suit and being decontaminated by special showers.
    • The emergency services sealed off the area and decontaminated the affected staff.
    • During the Clinton years, about 358 toxic sites were decontaminated each year.
    • The smaller objects are taken to a row of tents where they are decontaminated and picked over by detectives wearing protective suits and respirators.
    • The box and the depot area were decontaminated and the powder removed for testing.
    • Staff at Broomfield Hospital's accident and emergency department are being given special training on how to decontaminate victims of any biological, chemical, radioactive or nuclear incident.
    • Three patients have caught a superbug in Kingston Hospital's intensive care unit, forcing staff to keep new patients in isolation while the area was fully decontaminated.
    • Health workers should remove casualties' clothes and decontaminate their skin then give them clean clothing, such as paper suits, to wear.
    • Numerous hazardous sites around New Zealand have to be decontaminated at considerable expense, but the people who have gained from producing those toxins have incurred no cost.
    • This equipment will be vital for decontaminating people who have come into contact with toxic or chemical materials.
    • Firefighters exposed to smoke and debris from the burning block had to be decontaminated, with their firefighting clothes sealed and sent away to a specialist firm for deep cleaning.