Pollute

Definition of Pollute

Pol`lute´
v. t.1.To make foul, impure, or unclean; to defile; to taint; to soil; to desecrate; - used of physical or moral defilement.
[imp. & p. p. Polluted; p. pr. & vb. n. Polluting.]
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.
a.1.Polluted.

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