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1. pollute

verb. ['pəˈluːt'] make impure.

Synonyms

  • begrime
  • colly
  • contaminate
  • taint
  • grime
  • foul
  • dirty
  • infect
  • soil

Antonyms

  • disinfect
  • decontaminate
  • purity
  • cleanness

Etymology

  • polluten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pollutum (Latin)

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Rhymes with Pollute

  • disrepute
  • subacute
  • undilute
  • grassroot
  • dispute
  • compute
  • absolut
  • zoot-suit
  • repute
  • refute
  • recruit
  • permute
  • minute
  • impute
  • degroote
  • commute
  • uproot
  • stroot
  • salute
  • reroute
  • pursuit
  • macoute
  • hirsute
  • enroute
  • dilute
  • caillouet
  • cahouet
  • cahoot
  • beirut
  • bebout

How do you pronounce pollute?

Pronounce pollute as pəˈlut.

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Sentences with pollute


1. Verb, base form
Even a tiny amount of mercury can pollute water and soil.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Humans pollute the land, water and air with unwanted refuse.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Phosphorus in soil can wash away in heavy rains and pollute waterways.

4. Adjective
The government regulates many manufacturing companies so they don’t pollute local water, land and air.

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