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polluteverb [T]

uk   /pəˈluːt/  us   /pəˈluːt/
(Definition of pollute from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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polluteverb [T]

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

uk   us   /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.
(Definition of pollute from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pollute”
in Korean 오염시키다…
in Arabic يُلَوِّث…
in Malaysian mencemarkan…
in French polluer…
in Russian загрязнять (окружающую среду)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 污染…
in Italian inquinare…
in Turkish kirletmek, pisletmek…
in Polish zanieczyszczać…
in Spanish contaminar…
in Vietnamese ô nhiễm…
in Portuguese poluir…
in Thai ทำให้สกปรก…
in German verschmutzen…
in Catalan pol·luir, contaminar…
in Japanese ~を汚染する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 污染…
in Indonesian mencemari…
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“pollute” in American English

A bunch of stuff about plurals
A bunch of stuff about plurals
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May 24, 2016
by Colin McIntosh One of the many ways in which English differs from other languages is its use of uncountable nouns to talk about collections of objects: as well as never being used in the plural, they’re never used with a or an. Examples are furniture (plural in German and many other languages), cutlery (plural in Italian), and

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