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pollute

verb [I or T]
 
 
/pəˈluːt/
ENVIRONMENT to make water, the air, or land dirty and not safe for people, animals, and plants, especially with waste or chemicals: You don't need to pollute the planet to grow your economy. He expects coal plants built after 2012 to be equipped with technology for capturing and storing carbon emissions so that they will not pollute.
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