The stadium lights polluted the sky around the observatory.
Felt that the minds of young people were hopelessly polluted by television ads.
When you dump toxic waste into water, this is an example of a time when you pollute the water.
Origin of pollute
- Middle English polluten from Latin polluere pollūt-
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English polluten, from Latin pollÅ«tum, from pollÅ«tus (“no longer virgin", "unchaste"), perfect passive participle of polluÅ (“soil", "defile", "dishonor").