Once known as the most polluted place on earth, the city of Linfen is being held up as bastion of green progress.
I told the counselor that someone had “polluted me,” hesitant to say the word “sex.”
Not since that 1985 Mikhail Baryshnikov cinematic embarrassment has the term “white knight” so polluted the public discourse.
Has Tomblin been drinking the Tea Party's polluted Kool-Aid?
It just sort of seeps out of them, like oil from a polluted stream.
Before long, the water around the ship and the monster was polluted with things like that.
I would not allow a thought of mine to be polluted by ingratitude towards him.
It is the very cast-off slough of a polluted and shameless press.
Yet how black was his heart with hypocrisy, and how polluted his soul with lust!
Suppose it turns out that clear, cool water may be polluted with cholera, or yellow fever, or other deadly germs?
c.1400, "rendered impure or unclean," past participle adjective from pollute (v.). Meaning "drunk" is from 1912, American English slang; ecological sense is from 1888.
pollute pol·lute (pə-lōōt')
v. pol·lut·ed, pol·lut·ing, pol·lutes
To make unfit for or harmful to living things, especially by the addition of waste matter; contaminate.
To make less suitable for an activity, especially by the introduction of unwanted factors.