verb (used with object), pol·lut·ed, pol·lut·ing.
SYNONYMS FOR pollute
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Origin of pollute
OTHER WORDS FROM pollutepol·lut·er, nounpol·lu·tive, adjectivenon·pol·lut·ing, adjectiveun·pol·lut·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for pollute
The “Kings” audio play makes a damning case that big money pollutes American democracy.Audio adaptation of Beltway drama ‘Kings’ tantalizes but ultimately falls flat without a stage|Celia Wren|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
The heavily polluting mining industry—producing both ores and coal—is a major contributor to the Australian economy.A carbon neutral future is taking shape in Asia, and Australia needs to catch up|eamonbarrett|October 29, 2020|Fortune
Some state governments may follow California’s example and create policies that by law require certain high-polluting industries, like power plants, to offset their emissions.
More of these fibers polluted a series of shallow lakes in southern Ontario.Washing your jeans too much might pose risks to the environment|Sharon Oosthoek|October 12, 2020|Science News For Students
Scrutiny surrounding its environmental and social impact is increasing as slash-and-burn farming destroys rain forests and pollutes air, water and soil.‘We’re weeding out the bad actors’: Mars says its M&Ms no longer contribute to deforestation|Bernhard Warner|October 6, 2020|Fortune