Definition of pollute
pollutiveplay \-ˈlü-tiv\ adjective
Examples of pollute in a Sentence
Miles of beaches were polluted by the oil spill.
Car exhaust pollutes the air.
Recent Examples of pollute from the Web
Under former President Barack Obama, the U.S. had agreed under the accord to reduce polluting emissions by more than a quarter below 2005 levels by 2025.
The Green Fund is designed to help poor countries adapt to climate change and bypass some of the heavily polluting technologies formerly used by rich countries.
As Nicola Davis reports for The Guardian, new research using ice cores and historical data suggests that humans may have polluted the atmosphere for much longer than previously thought.
Under the Paris agreement, negotiated during former President Barack Obama's tenure, the United States voluntarily committed to reducing polluting emissions by 1.6 billion tons by 2025.
Polluting industries such as oil and coal are highly automated and are unlikely to embark on a major hiring spree even if the United States dropped out of the Paris agreement, analysts say.
Friday’s solar record is the latest to highlight the U.K.’s shift from polluting power plants to cleaner sources.
One of the first presentations took place just outside the school, where students asked the question: who polluted Poplar Creek?
Mr. Trudeau said, citing efforts by governments and businesses to find ways to avoid polluting the planet.
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Synonym Discussion of pollute
POLLUTE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pollute for English Language Learners
: to make (land, water, air, etc.) dirty and not safe or suitable to use
POLLUTE Defined for Kids
Definition of pollute for Students
: to spoil or make impure especially with waste made by humans Factories pollute the stream.
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