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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pol·lute v. t. [imp. & p. p. Polluted; p. pr. & vb. n. Polluting.]
 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 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pol·lut·ing, a. Adapted or tending to pollute; causing defilement or pollution. -- Pol*lut*ing*ly, adv.