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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contaminated, pollutedadjective

    rendered unwholesome by contaminants and pollution

    "had to boil the contaminated water"; "polluted lakes and streams"


  1. pollutedverb

    Simple past and past participle of pollute.

  2. pollutedadjective

    Defiled; made unclean or impure; debauched.


  1. polluted

    Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that cause adverse change. Pollution can take the form of any substance (solid, liquid, or gas) or energy (such as radioactivity, heat, sound, or light). Pollutants, the components of pollution, can be either foreign substances/energies or naturally occurring contaminants. Although environmental pollution can be caused by natural events, the word pollution generally implies that the contaminants have an anthropogenic source – that is, a source created by human activities. Pollution is often classed as point source or nonpoint source pollution. In 2015, pollution killed nine million people worldwide (one in six deaths). This remained unchanged in 2019, with little real progress against pollution being identifiable. Air pollution accounted for 3⁄4 of these earlier deaths.Major forms of pollution include air pollution, light pollution, litter, noise pollution, plastic pollution, soil contamination, radioactive contamination, thermal pollution, visual pollution, and water pollution.


  1. polluted

    Polluted refers to the contamination or degradation of a natural environment, substance, or condition with harmful, undesirable, or foreign materials or substances. It usually results from human activities and often poses a threat to the health and well-being of humans, animals, and plants. Pollution can affect air, water, soil, light, sound levels, and more.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Polluted

    of Pollute

  2. Pollutedadjective

    defiled; made unclean or impure; debauched

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of polluted in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of polluted in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of polluted in a Sentence

  1. Andrea Baccarelli:

    Future studies, especially in heavily polluted areas, are urgently needed to validate our findings and ultimately develop preventive interventions using B vitamins to contain the health effects of air pollution, while emission control and regulation is the backbone of prevention, high exposures are, unfortunately, the rule still in many megacities throughout the world.

  2. The UN:

    A massive spill from the Safer would destroy pristine reefs, coastal mangroves and other sea life across the Red Sea, expose millions of people to highly polluted air, and cut off food, fuel and other life-saving supplies to Yemen, where 17 million people already need food aid.

  3. Alex Harrison:

    It could get swept up into the larger debate of our positioning outside of Europe and get polluted by the wider political debate.

  4. Carl William Brown:

    Man is made up of about 80% water so it is no wonder that he is polluted.

  5. Antoine Frerot:

    Many people do not know that the air inside is often more polluted than outside air.

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