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: the action of polluting especially by environmental contamination with man-made waste
: the condition of being polluted
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14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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: the action or process of making land, water, air, etc., dirty and not safe or suitable to use
: substances that make land, water, air, etc., dirty and not safe or suitable to use
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: the action of making something impure and often unsafe or unsuitable for use : the state of being polluted
: the action of polluting or the condition of being polluted
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