Part of speech: verb

To make unclean; defile; stain; soil.

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Usage examples "pollute":

  1. Factories may not pollute streams that furnish drinking water. - "Civics and Health", William H. Allen.
  2. You pollute the air! - "The Red Cockade", Stanley J. Weyman.
  3. I, myself, who was not born within her walls, offer up prayers for her prosperity, that want may never visit her cottages, vice her palaces, and that the abomination of idolatry may never pollute her temples. - "Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest", George Borrow.