verb (used with object), pol·lut·ed, pol·lut·ing.
Origin of pollute
SYNONYMS FOR pollute
Related formspol·lut·er, nounpol·lu·tive, adjectivenon·pol·lut·ing, adjectiveun·pol·lut·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for pollute
Heaven forbid we pollute young minds with such right-wing neocon propaganda!
We pollute, but our feeble efforts at cleanup have been largely unsuccessful.Beware at the Beach, the Jellyfish Rule the Seas and It’s Our Fault|Lisa-ann Gershwin|June 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Livestock degrade land, contribute to climate change, pollute water, and destroy biodiversity.Meat Glue, Pink Slime, Health Risks & More Reasons to Never Eat Meat|The Daily Beast|March 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Look for this aquaculture to catch on as mankind, unfortunately, continues to pollute our waterways.
The sight of such a corpse is supposed to heap sin on them, and pollute them, so that they are unfit for temple worship.Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston
Factories may not pollute streams that furnish drinking water.Civics and Health|William H. Allen
Now they commit adultery, not only who pollute their flesh, but who also make an image.The Forbidden Gospels and Epistles, Complete|Archbishop Wake
To pollute the souls of children with the dogma of eternal pain—that is blasphemy.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 11 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
It will not pollute, if it be another's: if it pollute, it is not another's, but is shared also by the polluted.The City of God, Volume I|Aurelius Augustine