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Pronunciation : Pol*lute"
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [L. pollutus, p. p. of polluere to defile, to pollute, from a prep. appearing only in comp. + luere to wash. See Position, Lave.]
Definition : 1. To make foul, impure, or unclean; to defile; to taint; to soil; to desecrate; -- used of physical or moral defilement. The land was polluted with blood. Ps. cvi. 38 Wickedness . . . hath polluted the whole earth. 2 Esd. xv. 6.

2. To violate sexually; to debauch; to dishonor.

3. (Jewish Law)

Defn: To render ceremonially unclean; to disqualify or unfit for sacred use or service, or for social intercourse. Neither shall ye pollute the holy things of the children of Israel, lest ye die. Num. xviii. 32. They have polluted themselves with blood. Lam. iv. 14.

Syn. -- To defile; soil; contaminate; corrupt; taint; vitiate; debauch; dishonor; ravish.

t. [imp. & p. p. Polluted; p. pr. & vb. n. Polluting.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Pol*lute"
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [L. pollutus.]
Definition : Defn: Polluted. [R.] Milton.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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