polluted

[ puh-loo-tid ]
/ pəˈlu tɪd /

adjective

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 formspol·lut·ed·ness, nounun·pol·lut·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for unpolluted (1 of 2)

unpolluted

/ (ˌʌnpəˈluːtɪd) /

adjective

not affected or contaminated by pollution
untainted; pureunpolluted by the corruption of Europe

British Dictionary definitions for unpolluted (2 of 2)

polluted

/ (pəˈluːtɪd) /

adjective

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

polluted


adj.

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.

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