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polluted

[ puh-loo-tid ]
/ pəˈlu tɪd /
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Definition of polluted

adjective
made unclean or impure; contaminated; tainted: swimming in polluted waters.
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Origin of polluted

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at pollute, -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM polluted

pol·lut·ed·ness, nounun·pol·lut·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for polluted

polluted
/ (pəˈluːtɪd) /

adjective
made unclean or impure; contaminated
US slang intoxicated; drunk
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