* Nouns to which "contaminated" is often applied: food, meat, fish, milk, water, groundwater, land, soil, sediment, site, property, air, product, material.
Of the poorest quality.
* 1779 , Jefferson, letter to Patrick Henry written on March 27
- But is an enemy so execrable , that, though in captivity, his wishes and comforts are to be disregarded and even crossed? I think not. It is for the benefit of mankind to mitigate the horrors of war as much as possible.
, date = 2001-06-01
, title = Guts: A Comedy of Manners
, first = David
, last = Langford
, authorlink = David Langford
, coauthors = Grant, John
, publisher = Wildside Press
, isbn = 9781587154485
, page = 72
, pageurl = http://books.google.com/books?id=XloXRhUhamIC&pg=PA72&dq=execrable
, passage = The arcanely evil words of that despicable, loathsome, suppressed, vile, pululating, odious, nictating, repellent, repugnant, noxious, abhorrent, abominable, tory, execrable
, nauseous work, Ye Boke of Guts
, moved as if on a conveyor belt before his eyes.
* Nouns to which "execrable" is often applied: taste, road, crime, murder, thing.