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verb [transitive] pollute pronunciation in American English /pəˈlut/
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present tense
I/you/we/theypollute
he/she/itpollutes
present participlepolluting
past tensepolluted
past participlepolluted
  1. 1
    to make air, water, or land too dirty and dangerous for people to use in a safe way
    The oil spill has polluted the harbor.
    The cattle drank from a river polluted with toxic chemicals.
  2. 2
    to spoil the good character of someone or something
    He was accused of polluting children’s minds.

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