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English definition of “pollute”
/pəˈlut/ v [T]
› 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/ n [C] › Maybe there’s some kind of chemical pollutant in their drinking water.