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pollute

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of pollute

  1. to make unfit for use by the addition of something harmful or undesirable outmoded factories polluting the air Synonyms of pollute befoul, defile, foul, poison, contaminate, taintWords Related to pollute infect; begrime, besmirch, blacken, dirty, foul up, grime, mire, muddy, smirch, smudge, soil, stain, sully; corrupt, rot, spoil; adulterate, doctor; dilute, water downNear Antonyms of pollute clarify, clean, cleanse, clear, distill (also distil), purge; filter; disinfect, sanitize, sterilizeAntonyms of pollute decontaminate, purify



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