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pollute, pollutes; polluted; polluting (verbs)
1. To make foul or unclean, especially with harmful chemical or waste products: "Wastes from the factory near the river had polluted it to a dangerous degree."
2. To make someone morally or spiritually impure: "The excessive violence presented in films are believed to pollute the minds of people; especially, the younger viewers."
3. Etymology: borrowed from Latin pollutus, polluere,"to soil" or "to defile" from pol-, por-, "before" + luere, "to smear"; related to lutum, "mud". dirty; to soil, befoul.
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