Definition of 'pollute'
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Owners of diesel cars are facing a 50 per cent parking surcharge under plans to drive the most polluting vehicles off city centre streets. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Owners of diesel cars are facing a 50 per cent parking surcharge under plans to drive the most polluting vehicles off city centre streets. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Millions of others litter streets and pollute rivers. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Traffic is clogging up and polluting the city and surrounding suburbs. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The goal is to make it so expensive to pollute that industry has no choice but to invest in cleaner options. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It doubles as a venue for 200mph motorbikes that pollute the air with petrol fumes. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A recent study discovered that dirty smoke from ships is polluting coastal air. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I don't want to pollute rivers or abolish employee protection or privatise traffic lights. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She said: 'The meat industry is polluting the environment. The Sun (2010)Heavy, polluting industry made Glasgow ostentatiously wealthy but left tens of thousands of its citizens scrabbling for survival. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)As they wait to land, they burn jet fuel, pollute the air and disturb the lives of people below. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'pollute'
British English: pollute /pəˈluːt/ VERB
To pollute water, air, or land means to make it dirty and dangerous to live in or to use, especially with poisonous chemicals.
Industry pollutes our rivers with chemicals.
- American English: pollute
- Arabic: يُلَوِث
- Brazilian Portuguese: poluir
- Chinese: 污染
- Croatian: zagaditi
- Czech: znečistit
- Danish: forurene
- Dutch: vervuilen
- European Spanish: contaminar
- Finnish: saastuttaa
- French: polluer
- German: verschmutzen
- Greek: ρυπαίνω
- Italian: inquinare
- Japanese: 汚染する
- Korean: 오염시키다
- Norwegian: forurense
- Polish: zanieczyścić
- European Portuguese: poluir
- Romanian: a polua
- Russian: загрязнять
- Spanish: contaminar
- Swedish: förorena
- Thai: ทำให้เป็นมลพิษ
- Turkish: kirletmek
- Ukrainian: забруднювати
- Vietnamese: làm ô nhiễm
Definition of pollute from the Collins English Dictionary
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