polluteverb [T]uk us /pəˈluːt/
- We should respect the environment and not pollute it.
- The fertilizers and pesticides used on many farms are polluting the water supply.
- Oil from the wrecked tanker polluted more than 40 miles of the Normandy shoreline.
- The fund provides money to clean up chemically polluted industrial sites.
- High concentrations of toxic elements were found in the polluted areas of the sea.