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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.
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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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