pol|lut´er

pol|lut´er
pol|lute «puh LOOT», transitive verb, -lut|ed, -lut|ing.
1. to make physically impure, foul, or dirty; contaminate: »

The water at the bathing beach was polluted by refuse from the factory. Nature, as well as man, pollutes the air in myriad ways (Scientific American).

2. to make ceremonially or morally impure; defile; sully.
[< Latin pollūtus, past participle of polluere to soil, defile]
pol|lut´er, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • pol|lut|ed — «puh LOO tihd», adjective. 1. a) contaminated, as by smoke particles, fuel exhaust, and gases: »polluted air. b) contaminated by waste matter: »polluted water. 2. impure; unclean: »Leave them to their polluted ways (Milton) …   Useful english dictionary

  • pol|lut´ed|ness — pol|lut|ed «puh LOO tihd», adjective. 1. a) contaminated, as by smoke particles, fuel exhaust, and gases: »polluted air. b) contaminated by waste matter: »polluted water. 2. impure; unclean: »Leave them to their polluted ways (Milton) …   Useful english dictionary

  • pol·lut·ant — /pəˈluːtn̩t/ noun, pl ants [count] : a substance that makes land, water, air, etc., dirty and not safe or suitable to use : something that causes pollution air/water pollutants environmental/industrial pollutants chemical/toxic pollutants …   Useful english dictionary

  • non|pol|lut|ing — «NON puh LOO tihng», adjective. that does not cause air or water pollution: »a nonpolluting gasoline …   Useful english dictionary

  • un|pol|lut|ed — «UHN puh LOO tihd», adjective. not polluted; undefiled; clean; pure …   Useful english dictionary

  • un·pol·lut·ed — /ˌʌnpəˈluːtəd/ adj : clean and safe for use : not polluted unpolluted streams and lakes …   Useful english dictionary

  • pol|lute — «puh LOOT», transitive verb, lut|ed, lut|ing. 1. to make physically impure, foul, or dirty; contaminate: »The water at the bathing beach was polluted by refuse from the factory. Nature, as well as man, pollutes the air in myriad ways (Scientific… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lut — ab·so·lut·ism; ab·so·lut·i·za·tion; ab·so·lut·ize; ba·lut; di·lut·ed; di·lut·er; lut·er; lut·ist; pol·lut·ed; pol·lut·er; rev·o·lut·ed; vo·lut·ed; ab·so·lut·ive; ab·so·lut·ist; di·lut·ed·ly; di·lut·ed·ness; ga·lut; in·vo·lut·ed·ly;… …   English syllables

  • pol — aero·pol·i·tics; al·lo·pol·y·ploi·dy; ami·no·pol·y·pep·ti·dase; an·a·pol·y·sis; an·iso·pol·y·ploid; an·na·pol·i·tan; an·thro·pol·a·try; an·thro·pol·o·gist; an·thro·pol·o·gy; bi·o·ty·pol·o·gy; car·pol·o·gy; ce·pol·i·dae; ci·pol·let·ti;… …   English syllables

  • lut — [ lyt ] n. m. • v. 1500; « fange, boue » v. 1185; lat. lutum « boue, terre de potier » ♦ Techn. Enduit très résistant, durcissant par dessiccation, servant à boucher hermétiquement des vases, des chaudières (⇒ luter), ou à protéger des objets… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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