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pollute

pol·lute

pollute

 
pronunciation:
p lut
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part of speech: verb
inflections: polluted, pollutes, polluting
definition: to make dirty or harmful to health by mixing in or adding waste material.
The factory polluted the air with smoke.The company polluted the river by dumping oil in the water.
 
synonyms:
contaminate, foul, poison
antonyms:
purify
similar words:
blight, corrupt, dirty, rot, soil
derivation: polluter (n.)
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  • polluted:
    made dirty by pollution.
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