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English definition of “pollute”

pollute

verb [T]    /pəˈlut/
to make air , water , or earth dirty or harmful to people , animals , and plants , esp . by adding harmful chemicals or waste : Chemical fertilizers and pesticides are polluting the groundwater. pollutant    /pəˈlu·tənt/ noun [C] Maybe there’s some kind of chemical pollutant in their drinking water .
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