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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (1)

1. make impure;
- Example: "The industrial wastes polluted the lake"
[syn: pollute, foul, contaminate]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pollute \Pol*lute"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Polluted; p. pr. & vb. n. Polluting.] [L. pollutus, p. p. of polluere to defile, to pollute, from a prep. appearing only in comp. + luere to wash. See Position, Lave.] 1. To make foul, impure, or unclean; to defile; to taint; to soil; to desecrate; -- used of physical or moral defilement. [1913 Webster] The land was polluted with blood. --Ps. cvi. 38 [1913 Webster] Wickedness . . . hath polluted the whole earth. --2 Esd. xv. 6. [1913 Webster] 2. To violate sexually; to debauch; to dishonor. [1913 Webster] 3. (Jewish Law) To render ceremonially unclean; to disqualify or unfit for sacred use or service, or for social intercourse. [1913 Webster] Neither shall ye pollute the holy things of the children of Israel, lest ye die. --Num. xviii. 32. [1913 Webster] They have polluted themselves with blood. --Lam. iv. 14. [1913 Webster] Syn: To defile; soil; contaminate; corrupt; taint; vitiate; debauch; dishonor; ravish. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pollute \Pol*lute"\, a. [L. pollutus.] Polluted. [R.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

pollute v 1: make impure; "The industrial wastes polluted the lake" [syn: pollute, foul, contaminate]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

128 Moby Thesaurus words for "pollute": abuse, adulterate, afflict, aggrieve, alloy, bastardize, befoul, benasty, bewitch, blight, booze up, boozify, canker, cheapen, coarsen, condemn, confound, contaminate, convert, corrupt, crock, crucify, curse, cut, damage, debase, debauch, defalcate, defile, deflower, degenerate, degrade, denaturalize, denature, deprave, desecrate, despoil, destroy, devalue, dilute, dirty, disadvantage, disserve, distort, distress, divert, do a mischief, do evil, do ill, do wrong, do wrong by, doctor, doctor up, doom, embezzle, envenom, fortify, foul, fuddle, get into trouble, harass, harm, hex, hurt, impair, infect, injure, jinx, lace, maladminister, maltreat, menace, mess, mess up, misapply, misappropriate, misemploy, mishandle, mismanage, mistreat, misuse, molest, nasty, outrage, overtake, peculate, persecute, pervert, pickle, pilfer, plaster, play havoc with, play hob with, poison, prejudice, profane, prostitute, ravage, ravish, savage, scathe, soil, souse, spike, spoil, stain, stew, stone, sully, swack, taint, tamper with, tarnish, threaten, tipsify, torment, torture, twist, ulcerate, violate, vitiate, vulgarize, warp, water, water down, wound, wreak havoc on, wrong