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
The report revealed that H&M was buying from eight of these polluting factories, while Zara was buying from four.
In June 2011, after years of experimenting with tolling only the highest-polluting vehicles, 79 percent of Milan, Italy, voters chose to implement a broad tolling scheme.
The move shows how German lawmakers are flexing their muscles ahead of national elections on Sept. 24, forcing carmakers to reduce polluting nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel engines.
Though the federal government is doubling down on coal, electric power companies are embracing less-polluting natural gas, wind and solar power as the cost of generating electricity from those sources falls.
Many of our residents commute to work in other cities, which clogs freeways, pollutes our air, and stresses families.
To hard-core environmentalists, oil platforms are hideous eyesores that serve as mute reminders humans are raiding Mother Earth's resources and polluting her atmosphere.
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.
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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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