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pol·lute

 (pə-lo͞ot′)
tr.v. pol·lut·ed, pol·lut·ing, pol·lutes
1. To make unfit for or harmful to living things, especially by the addition of waste matter. See Synonyms at contaminate.
2. To make less suitable for an activity, especially by the introduction of unwanted factors: The stadium lights polluted the sky around the observatory.
3. To render impure or morally harmful; corrupt: felt that the minds of young people were hopelessly polluted by television ads.

[Middle English polluten, from Latin polluere, pollūt-.]

pol·lut′er n.

pollute

(pəˈluːt)
vb (tr)
1. to contaminate, as with poisonous or harmful substances
2. to make morally corrupt or impure; sully
3. to desecrate or defile
[C14 polute, from Latin polluere to defile]
polˈluter n

pol•lute

(pəˈlut)

v.t. -lut•ed, -lut•ing.
1. to make foul or unclean, esp. with harmful chemical or waste products; contaminate: to pollute the air with smoke.
2. to make impure or morally unclean; defile; debase: to pollute the mind with bigotry.
[1325–75; Middle English polute < Latin pollūtus, past participle of polluere to soil, defile]
pol•lut′er, n.

pollute


Past participle: polluted
Gerund: polluting

Imperative
pollute
pollute
Present
I pollute
you pollute
he/she/it pollutes
we pollute
you pollute
they pollute
Preterite
I polluted
you polluted
he/she/it polluted
we polluted
you polluted
they polluted
Present Continuous
I am polluting
you are polluting
he/she/it is polluting
we are polluting
you are polluting
they are polluting
Present Perfect
I have polluted
you have polluted
he/she/it has polluted
we have polluted
you have polluted
they have polluted
Past Continuous
I was polluting
you were polluting
he/she/it was polluting
we were polluting
you were polluting
they were polluting
Past Perfect
I had polluted
you had polluted
he/she/it had polluted
we had polluted
you had polluted
they had polluted
Future
I will pollute
you will pollute
he/she/it will pollute
we will pollute
you will pollute
they will pollute
Future Perfect
I will have polluted
you will have polluted
he/she/it will have polluted
we will have polluted
you will have polluted
they will have polluted
Future Continuous
I will be polluting
you will be polluting
he/she/it will be polluting
we will be polluting
you will be polluting
they will be polluting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been polluting
you have been polluting
he/she/it has been polluting
we have been polluting
you have been polluting
they have been polluting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been polluting
you will have been polluting
he/she/it will have been polluting
we will have been polluting
you will have been polluting
they will have been polluting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been polluting
you had been polluting
he/she/it had been polluting
we had been polluting
you had been polluting
they had been polluting
Conditional
I would pollute
you would pollute
he/she/it would pollute
we would pollute
you would pollute
they would pollute
Past Conditional
I would have polluted
you would have polluted
he/she/it would have polluted
we would have polluted
you would have polluted
they would have polluted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.pollute - make impure; "The industrial wastes polluted the lake"
infect, taint - contaminate with a disease or microorganism
begrime, bemire, colly, dirty, grime, soil - make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"

pollute

verb
1. contaminate, dirty, mar, poison, soil, foul, infect, spoil, stain, taint, adulterate, make filthy, smirch, befoul beaches polluted by sewage pumped into the sea
contaminate clean, cleanse, purge, sterilize, disinfect, decontaminate, sanitize
2. defile, violate, corrupt, sully, deprave, debase, profane, desecrate, dishonour, debauch, besmirch a man accused of polluting the minds of children
defile honour, esteem

pollute

verb
1. To make physically impure:
2. To make morally impure:
3. To spoil or mar the sanctity of:
Translations
يُلَوِثيُلَوِّث
znečistit
forurene
saastuttaa
zagaditi
menga
汚染する
오염시키다
taršaužterštumas
piesārņot
onesnaževati
förorena
ทำให้เป็นมลพิษ
làm ô nhiễm

pollute

[pəˈluːt] VT
1.contaminar, polucionar
to become pollutedcontaminarse (with de)
2. (fig) → corromper

pollute

[pəˈluːt] vtpolluer
to be polluted by sth → être pollué(e) par qch

pollute

vt environmentverschmutzen; river, atmosphere etc alsoverunreinigen; atmosphere alsoverpesten (pej); (fig) mind, moralsverderben, korrumpieren

pollute

[pəˈluːt] vtinquinare (fig) → inquinare, corrompere

pollute

(pəˈluːt) verb
to make dirty. Chemicals are polluting the air.
polˈlution (-ʃən) noun

pollute

يُلَوِث znečistit forurene verschmutzen ρυπαίνω contaminar saastuttaa polluer zagaditi inquinare 汚染する 오염시키다 vervuilen forurense zanieczyścić poluir загрязнять förorena ทำให้เป็นมลพิษ kirletmek làm ô nhiễm 污染

pollute

v. contaminar, corromper.
References in classic literature ?
Morbid influences, in a thousand-fold variety, gather about hearths, and pollute the life of households.
Heat the irons; with my own hands I shall burn the eyes from his head that he may not pollute my person with his vile gaze.
But should domestic tyranny oppress us, or the invader's step pollute our soil, still may the Gray Champion come, for he is the type of New England's hereditary spirit; and his shadowy march, on the eve of danger, must ever be the pledge, that New England's sons will vindicate their ancestry.
But if you will believe me, the sea would not pollute itself by receiving such a bad person into its bosom; neither would the earth, having once got rid of him, consent to take him back; so that, between the cliff and the sea, Scinis stuck fast in the air, which was forced to bear the burden of his naughtiness.
The odor of these two scents, therefore, appeared quite natural to us, and as Madame Savon never allowed any perfume, or articles (as these things are technically termed), of inferior quality to pollute her shop, we had no scruples about inhaling the delightful fragrance that breathed in the place.
He defied the new owner and dared him to pollute the place, till the noble, in a fury, stabbed him and flung his body into the well, whither, after four hundred years, it has been followed by an heir of the usurper, clad in the same purple and walking the world with the same pride.
Wherever we go should we escape we shall find that word of our coming has preceded us, and death awaits us before we may pollute the air with our blasphemies.
Considered alone, the railways will not pollute the springs of life, but as a whole they are accursed.
No longer should the defiler of the temple pollute the sight of the lord god almighty.
My Lord not only declares his entire approval of the woman's conduct, but expresses his own abominable doubts of his wife's fidelity in language of such horrible brutality that no lady could pollute her lips by repeating it.