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tr.v. pol·luted, pol·luting, pol·lutes
To make unfit for or harmful to living things, especially by the addition of waste matter.

pol·lut′er n.


To ruin, contaminate, or spoil; to make something, such as water, food, or the environment, unfit for use or unsafe for living things.

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Paris is among the other highly polluted cities in the world.
Fonken and her colleagues at Ohio State exposed mice to either filtered air or polluted air six hours a day, five days a week for almost half their lifespan which was 10 months.
After 10 months of exposure to the polluted or filtered air, the researchers performed a variety of behavioral tests on the animals.
Mahmud Daher, of the World Health Organization, says a dip in Gaza's polluted waters can cause skin diseases, ear or eye infections and digestive troubles.
To do its part, the city built runoff shelters to catch polluted water and divert it to sewage-treatment plants.
The StormGate Separator improves water quality by directing polluted, low-volume run off into stormwater "cleaning" chambers while allowing heavy rainfall to bypass the chambers.
The term "Superfund" is often used as a nickname for the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, which established both a law regarding polluted sites and a trust fund to clean up sites when the polluter is not a viable source of money.
Studies by EPA and others have shown that cost-effective technologies are available to control and manage polluted runoff from construction and development sites.
A spokesman for the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency said: "North-east rivers were repeatedly polluted with silt from the construction work.
A CHEMICALS company who polluted drains with chemicals has been fined pounds 7,000 by magistrates.
Or it, like the rest of this beautiful, plentiful, polluted planet, is finished.
Hallgeir Langeland, a Norwegian MP, has written to the Norwegian environment minister Siri Bjerke to ask whether she would consider having Oslo's Gardermoen airport closed where the ground water is polluted by chemicals.