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pollute

verb [T]  /pəˈlut/ us  
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
noun [C]  /pəˈlu·tənt/ us  
Maybe there’s some kind of chemical pollutant in their drinking water.
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