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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 shrine of the four-handed god was polluted by the slaughter of sacred animals; the images of the deities were broken in pieces; and the Moonstone was seized by an officer of rank in the army of Aurungzebe.
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 sheared off heads so many, that it, and the ground it most polluted, were a rotten red.
Tarzan knew the Russian, in whose power they were, so well that he could not doubt but that the man, filled with rage that Jane had once escaped him, and knowing that Tarzan might be close upon his trail, would wreak without further loss of time whatever vengeance his polluted mind might be able to conceive.
As they were seated in the priest's hut one afternoon a rough knock fell upon the door which was immediately pushed open to admit as disreputable a band of ruffians as ever polluted the sight of man.
The task of carrying away the bodies, that else would have polluted our abiding-place, he left to the horde.
But I trust these trials are over now: I have laid him in my bed for better security, and never more, I trust, shall his innocent lips be defiled by their contaminating kisses, or his young ears polluted by their words.
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.
Show me a single idea which unites men nowadays with half the strength that it had in those centuries, and dare to maintain that the 'springs of life' have not been polluted and weakened beneath this 'star,' beneath this network in which men are entangled
even as in one who at last draws free air, after a long stifling with his own polluted breath.
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.
Enhancing microbial munching just in small groundwater pockets may be enough to clean many polluted sites, says Stephen E.