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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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We want a government that listens to the people, rather than a handful of polluting companies.
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A computer analyzes the returning light signature of the sampled zone against a library of known spectra to identify the polluting agent.
Civil Rights Commission, she presented a report that combined census data with corporate pollution records, showing, she says, "a clear link between the location of polluting industries and race.
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