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[puh-loo-tid] /pəˈlu tɪd/
made unclean or impure; contaminated; tainted:
swimming in polluted waters.
Slang. drunk.
Origin of polluted
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at pollute, -ed2
Related forms
pollutedness, noun
unpolluted, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for unpolluted
Historical Examples
  • What can we demand from earth but its solitudes—what from heaven but its unpolluted air?

    Falkland, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • He emphasised the fact that his life had been unpolluted and his morals irreproachable.

  • I envy you your peace of mind, your clean conscience, your unpolluted memory.

    Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte
  • We feel that his soul is unpolluted, and that he is superior to ordinary temptations.

  • Every morning we bathed in the unpolluted waters of the river.

    In the Footprints of the Padres Charles Warren Stoddard
  • The fresh and unpolluted air acted like a cordial as he breathed it with long gasps of enjoyment.

    Nevermore Rolf Boldrewood
  • Marching in the wake of an army of about 50,000 men, however, one would scarcely expect water to remain unstirred or unpolluted.

    A Yeoman's Letters

    P. T. Ross
  • Free from obstruction, unpolluted and undefiled, a limpid stream of human life and love flows into the ocean of defeat and death.

    Michael and His Lost Angel Henry Arthur Jones
  • The average composition of the four classes of unpolluted waters is given by the same authorities as follows.

  • Above all, the atmosphere was pure and wholesome, unpolluted by the smoke of a thousand factory chimneys.

    The Manchester Rebels of the Fatal '45 William Harrison Ainsworth
British Dictionary definitions for unpolluted


not affected or contaminated by pollution
untainted; pure: unpolluted by the corruption of Europe


made unclean or impure; contaminated
(US, slang) intoxicated; drunk
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Word Origin and History for unpolluted



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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for unpolluted



Drunk (1912+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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