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Definition of POLLUTED

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Polluted \Pol*lut"ed\, a.
     Defiled; made unclean or impure; debauched. -- {Pol*lut"ed*ly}, adv. -- {Pol*lut"ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Pollute \Pol*lute"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Polluted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Polluting}.] [L. pollutus, p. p. of polluere to defile, to pollute, from a prep. appearing only in comp. + luere to wash. See {Position}, {Lave}.]
     1. To make foul, impure, or unclean; to defile; to taint; to soil; to desecrate; -- used of physical or moral defilement. [1913 Webster]

              The land was polluted with blood.     --Ps. cvi. 38 [1913 Webster]

              Wickedness . . . hath polluted the whole earth. --2 Esd. xv. 6. [1913 Webster]

     2. To violate sexually; to debauch; to dishonor. [1913 Webster]

     3. (Jewish Law) To render ceremonially unclean; to disqualify or unfit for sacred use or service, or for social intercourse. [1913 Webster]

              Neither shall ye pollute the holy things of the children of Israel, lest ye die.      --Num. xviii.
                                                    32. [1913 Webster]

              They have polluted themselves with blood. --Lam. iv.
                                                    14. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: To defile; soil; contaminate; corrupt; taint; vitiate; debauch; dishonor; ravish. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

103 Moby Thesaurus words for "polluted": abandoned, afflicted, bad, bad for, bent, boiled, bombed, boozy, canned, cockeyed, cockeyed drunk, common, contaminated, corrupt, corrupted, crocked, crocko, debased, debauched, decadent, defiled, degenerate, degraded, depraved, disguised, dissolute, drunk, elevated, foul, fried, fuddled, half-seas over, harmful, high, illuminated, impure, inebriated, infected, injurious, insalubrious, insanitary, lit, lit up, loaded, lubricated, lushy, morally polluted, morbific, muddled, muzzy, noisome, nonkosher, noxious, oiled, organized, pathogenic, peccant, perverted, pestiferous, pickled, pie-eyed, pissed, pissy-eyed, pixilated, plastered, potted, profligate, raddled, reprobate, ritually unclean, rotten, septic, shellacked, skunk-drunk, smashed, soaked, soused, squiffy, steeped in iniquity, stewed, stinko, swacked, tainted, tanked, tight, tref, unbathed, unclean, uncleanly, unhealthful, unhealthy, unhygienic, unpure, unsanitary, unscoured, unscrubbed, unswept, unwashed, unwholesome, unwiped, vice-corrupted, vitiated, warped


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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