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pol·lute

pollute

 
 
pronunciation:
p lut
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part of speech: verb
inflections: pollutes, polluting, polluted
definition: to make dirty or harmful by mixing in or adding waste material.
The company polluted the river by dumping oil in the water.
 
synonyms:
contaminate
similar words:
soil
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derivation: polluter (n.)
Word Builder: pollute +
  • polluted:
    made dirty by pollution.
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