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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.

polluted

(pəˈluːtɪd)
adj
1. made unclean or impure; contaminated
2. slang US intoxicated; drunk
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.polluted - rendered unwholesome by contaminants and pollution; "had to boil the contaminated water"; "polluted lakes and streams"
impure - combined with extraneous elements
Translations
znečištěný
forurenet
saastunut
zagađen
汚染された
오염된
förorenad
ที่เป็นมลพิษ
bị ô nhiễm

polluted

[pəˈluːtɪd] adj [water, air, land] → pollué(e)
to be polluted with sth → être pollué(e) par qch

polluted

مُلَوَث znečištěný forurenet verschmutzt μολυσμένος contaminado saastunut pollué zagađen inquinato 汚染された 오염된 vervuild forurenset zanieczyszczony poluído загрязненный förorenad ที่เป็นมลพิษ kirlenmiş bị ô nhiễm 受污染的

polluted

adj contaminado
References in classic literature ?
The crowded mirror of the Horican was gone; and, in its place, the green and angry waters lashed the shores, as if indignantly casting back its impurities to the polluted strand.
even as in one who at last draws free air, after a long stifling with his own polluted breath.
The uncontrollable and hopeless mass of decomposition so engendered, would have polluted the air, even if poverty and deprivation had not loaded it with their intangible impurities; the two bad sources combined made it almost insupportable.
Or else it looked as if it had gradually decomposed into that nightmare condition, out of the overflowings of the polluted stream.
Which when the Lord God heard, without delay To Judgement he proceeded on th' accus'd Serpent though brute, unable to transferre The Guilt on him who made him instrument Of mischief, and polluted from the end Of his Creation; justly then accurst, As vitiated in Nature: more to know Concern'd not Man (since he no further knew) Nor alter'd his offence; yet God at last To Satan first in sin his doom apply'd, Though in mysterious terms, judg'd as then best: And on the Serpent thus his curse let fall.
At the place where the carriage stopped there stood an ancient temple, esteemed to be the largest in the whole kingdom; which, having been polluted some years before by an unnatural murder, was, according to the zeal of those people, looked upon as profane, and therefore had been applied to common use, and all the ornaments and furniture carried away.
Thirsting with his exertions, the skipper directed his steps to a stream; but the savages, who had followed at a little distance, perceiving his object, rushed towards him and forced him away from its bank--his lips would have polluted it.
Let Death go to houses Where there are vile, adulterous things, chaste wives Who growing weary of their noble lords Draw back the curtains of their marriage beds, And in polluted and dishonoured sheets Feed some unlawful lust.
But heresies have polluted every church, and schisms are the fruit of disputation.
What polluted wretches would the next glance show them to each other, shuddering alike at what they disclosed and what they saw!
I will allow you to watch by it once more, but if this happens for the third time then the well is polluted and you can no longer remain with me.
It is offensive to every sense; even the gross candle burns pale and sickly in the polluted air.