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Another word for pollute

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Verb
  1. To make physically impure

      1. To put poison on or into:
      2. To give poison to; harm or destroy by means of poison
      3. To kill or harm with poison.
      1. (--- Baseball) To hit a ball outside the foul lines:
      2. In a foul manner.
      3. (--- Sports) To commit a foul.
      1. To march in single file or by files
      2. To have sexual intercourse with (a woman who is a virgin).
      3. To profane or sully
      1. To expose to or permeate with radioactivity.
      2. To make impure, infected, corrupt, radioactive, etc. by contact with something or by the addition of something; pollute; defile; sully; taint
      3. (Linguistics) To influence the semantic properties or phonological form of (a word or phrase); blend with:
    See also:

    clean

  2. To make morally impure

      1. To subject to decay or putrefaction:
      2. To affect or associate with something undesirable or reprehensible:
      3. To expose to an infectious agent, toxin, or undesirable substance:
      1. To become dirty, stained, or tarnished.
      2. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
      3. To feed, as cattle or horses, in the barn or an enclosure, with fresh grass or green food cut for them, instead of sending them out to pasture; hence (such food having the effect of purging them), to purge by feeding on green food.
      1. To cause to become diseased by bringing into contact with such an organism or matter
      2. To affect by transmission or be communicated to. Used of an idea, emotion, or attitude:
      3. To contaminate with a pathogenic microorganism or agent:
      1. To profane or sully
      2. To debase the pureness or excellence of; corrupt:
      3. To profane or sully (a reputation, for example).
      1. (--- Archaic) To render impure; contaminate.
      2. To destroy or subvert the honesty or integrity of, as by offering bribes:
      3. To alter from original or proper form:
      1. To expose to or permeate with radioactivity.
      2. To make impure, infected, corrupt, radioactive, etc. by contact with something or by the addition of something; pollute; defile; sully; taint
      3. (Linguistics) To influence the semantic properties or phonological form of (a word or phrase); blend with:
    See also:

    clean

  3. To spoil or mar the sanctity of

      1. To disturb rudely or improperly; interrupt:
      2. To disregard or act in a manner that does not conform to (a law or promise, for example).
      3. To do harm to (property or qualities considered sacred); desecrate or defile.
      1. To treat (sacred things) with irreverence or contempt; desecrate
      2. To treat with irreverence:
      3. To put to a base or improper use; debase; defile
      1. To inappropriately change.
      2. To take away the sacredness of; treat as not sacred; profane
      3. To violate the sacredness of; profane.
      1. To have sexual intercourse with (a woman who is a virgin).
      2. To profane or sully (a reputation, for example).
      3. (Old-fashioned, Literary) To violate the chastity of; deflower

Another word for pollute

Verb
      1. To make unclean or unfit for ceremonial use; desecrate:
      2. To have sexual intercourse with (a woman who is a virgin).
      3. To profane or sully
      1. To cast aspersions upon; speak badly of.
      2. To make filthy; dirty; soil
      3. To entangle or run against so as to impede motion.
      1. To become soiled.
      2. To make or become dirty; soil; tarnish; stain
      3. To stain or tarnish with dishonor.
      1. To expose to or permeate with radioactivity.
      2. (Linguistics) To influence the semantic properties or phonological form of (a word or phrase); blend with:
      3. To make impure, infected, corrupt, radioactive, etc. by contact with something or by the addition of something; pollute; defile; sully; taint