HyperDic: pollute

English > 1 sense of the word pollute:
VERBchangepollute, foul, contaminatemake impure
pollute > pronunciation
Soundspahluw't
Rhymesabsolute ... uproot: 83 rhymes with uwt...
English > pollute: 1 sense > verb 1, change
Meaningmake impure.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The industrial wastes polluted the lake"
Synonymsfoul, contaminate
Narrowerinfect, taintcontaminate with a disease or microorganism
Broaderdirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemiremake soiled, filthy, or dirty
Spanishadulterar, contaminar, ensuciar, polucionar
Catalanadulterar, contaminar, embrutar
Nounspollutantwaste matter that contaminates the water or air or soil
pollutera person or organization that causes pollution of the environment
pollutionthe act of contaminating or polluting
pollutionundesirable state of the natural environment being contaminated with harmful substances as a consequence of human activities
pollutionthe state of being polluted

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