Meaning of pollute
Pronunciation: (pu-lt'), [key]
— -lut•ed, -lut•ing.
- to make foul or unclean, esp. with harmful chemical or waste products; dirty: to pollute the air with smoke.
- to make morally unclean; defile.
- to render ceremonially impure; desecrate: to pollute a house of worship.
- to render less effective or efficient: The use of inferior equipment has polluted the company's service.
- pollute (Thesaurus)