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Verb: pollute  pu'loot
  1. Make impure in a bad way; make something harmful, especially by the addition of some unwanted substance
    "The industrial wastes polluted the lake";
    - foul, contaminate
     
  2. Make imperfect
    "nothing polluted her beauty";
    - mar, impair, spoil, deflower, vitiate

Derived forms: polluted, polluting, pollutes

Type of: begrime, bemire [archaic], colly [archaic], damage, dirty, grime, soil

Encyclopedia: Pollute