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contaminate to make dirty, polluted, or not usable by touching or by adding something to.
contemplate to look at carefully for a long time. [2 definitions]
contemporary happening in or belonging to the same period of time. [3 definitions]
contempt the feeling or expression of angry disgust at something wicked, mean, or not worthy. [2 definitions]
contend to struggle; fight against difficulties or opposition. [3 definitions]
content1 (usually plural) whatever is held or contained in something. [4 definitions]
content2 wanting no more than what one has; satisfied. [2 definitions]
contented satisfied with things as they are; content.
contest a fight or struggle to win or to be better. [4 definitions]
contestant someone who takes part in a contest; competitor.
context the setting of a word or phrase in speaking or writing that determines or affects its meaning. Context can be pictures, sounds, other words, or physical surroundings.
continent one of the earth's seven major areas of land. The continents are Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America.
continental shelf the edge of a continent that is below water. Just beyond the continental shelf lies a steep slope leading down to the ocean floor.
continual going on without stopping.
continue to keep happening or being; to last for a long time. [4 definitions]
continuing still going on or happening; not over.
continuous going on without pausing or stopping; not broken.
contour the outline of a figure or surface; shape.
contract an agreement that is supported by the law. [6 definitions]
contraction an act of contracting. [2 definitions]
contractor a person who signs an agreement to carry out a particular job at a certain price and also to supply necessary things for the job. A contractor often hires, supervises, and pays other people to help or to do the work. A person in charge of building or repairing a house is often a contractor.