What does pollute mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pollute, foul, contaminateverb

    make impure

    "The industrial wastes polluted the lake"


  1. polluteverb

    To make something harmful, especially by the addition of some unwanted product.

    The factory polluted the river when it cleaned its tanks.

    Etymology: From polluten, from pollutum, from pollutus, perfect passive participle of polluo.

  2. polluteverb

    To make something or somewhere less suitable for some activity, especially by the introduction of some unnatural factor.

    The lights from the stadium polluted the night sky, and we couldn't see the stars.

    Etymology: From polluten, from pollutum, from pollutus, perfect passive participle of polluo.

  3. polluteverb

    To corrupt or profane

    Etymology: From polluten, from pollutum, from pollutus, perfect passive participle of polluo.

  4. polluteadjective


    Etymology: From polluten, from pollutum, from pollutus, perfect passive participle of polluo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Polluteverb

    to make foul, impure, or unclean; to defile; to taint; to soil; to desecrate; -- used of physical or moral defilement

    Etymology: [L. pollutus.]

  2. Polluteverb

    to violate sexually; to debauch; to dishonor

    Etymology: [L. pollutus.]

  3. Polluteverb

    to render ceremonially unclean; to disqualify or unfit for sacred use or service, or for social intercourse

    Etymology: [L. pollutus.]

  4. Polluteadjective


    Etymology: [L. pollutus.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pollute

    pol-lūt′, v.t. to soil: to defile: to make foul: to taint: to corrupt: to profane: to violate.—adj. defiled.—adj. Pollut′ed.—adv. Pollut′edly.—ns. Pollut′edness; Pollut′er; Pollū′tion, act of polluting: state of being polluted: defilement. [L. polluĕre, pollutuspol, towards, luĕre, to wash.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pollute in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pollute in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of pollute in a Sentence

  1. Pope Francis:

    As stewards of God's creation, we are called to make the earth a beautiful garden for the human family. When we destroy our forests, ravage our soil and pollute our seas, we betray that noble calling.

  2. Hunter Biden:

    Justlet him go. Dont hurt Just let him go. This is not a Trump rally. This is a real rally. With Texas considered a battleground state in the 2020 presidential race, Biden refrained from side-swiping any other top-tier Democratic rivals despite tightening polls ahead of Februarys primary and caucus in New Hampshire and Iowa, respectively, the first times voters will actually help determine the partys nominee for the White House. With the protester gone, Biden resumed his verbal attack on Trump. As my mother would say, God bless me. Bless me, Father, for I have sinned, Biden said, making the sign of the cross before continuing his rebuke of the president. Biden then seemed to imply that Trump was responsible for the Aug. 3 shooting at a Walmartin El Paso, Texas, that left 22 people dead. Remember in 18, {Trump] claimed there was an invasion of Latinos coming across the border? Theyre going to invade and pollute America, well guess what? The words presidents say matter. It didnt take long after that, that a guy down in El Paso walked into a parking lot and gunneddown a lot of innocent people and he says, Im doing it to prevent the invasion of Texas by Hispanics. CLICK HERE FOR THE ALL-NEWFOXBUSINESS.COM Authorities said the suspect,Patrick Crusius, 21, of Allen, Texas, had written a manifesto that said the shooting was fueled by fear of an.

  3. Joerg Weigl:

    As soon as you make it stable and possible as a fun activity, a fun activity is what people want and if people want this, it's a product and as soon as it's a product, it's a commercial market (product). That's very simple and it's a commercial market (product) that doesn't pollute the environment, so that is a nice thing.

  4. William Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece Ver. 124:

    But no perfection is so absolute, That some impurity doth not pollute.

  5. The Slovenian:

    We probably will have to do more. Not just us (officials0 but the fans will travel a lot. We will pollute a lot because of that. We will think about it, we are thinking about doing more for the environment anyway, we have a children's foundation and do a lot for children around the world... but we didn't do much about the environment.

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