polluted

[ puh-loo-tid ]
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adjective
  1. made unclean or impure; contaminated; tainted: swimming in polluted waters.

Origin of polluted

1
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at pollute, -ed2

Other words from polluted

  • pol·lut·ed·ness, noun
  • un·pol·lut·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for polluted

polluted

/ (pəˈluːtɪd) /


adjective
  1. made unclean or impure; contaminated

  2. US slang intoxicated; drunk

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