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pollute

verb [T]
 
 
/pəˈluːt/
B2 to make water, air, soil, etc dirty or harmful: We need a fuel that won't pollute the environment.Environmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectorsMaking things dirty and untidy
Translations of “pollute”
in Korean 오염시키다…
in Arabic يُلَوِّث…
in French polluer…
in Turkish kirletmek, pisletmek…
in Italian inquinare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 污染…
in Russian загрязнять (окружающую среду)…
in Polish zanieczyszczać…
in Spanish contaminar…
in Portuguese poluir…
in German verschmutzen…
in Catalan pol·luir, contaminar…
in Japanese ~を汚染する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 污染…
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