Definition of pollute :
2. To make foul, impure, or unclean; to defile; to taint; to soil; to desecrate; - used of physical or moral defilement.
3. To render ceremonially unclean; to disqualify or unfit for sacred use or service, or for social intercourse.
4. To violate sexually; to debauch; to dishonor.
congest, violate, back up, clog, profane, damage, hurt, infect, clean, spoil, mess up, clog up, disfigure, corrupt, choke, injure, harm, mark, take its toll, desecrate, mar, maculate, religion, choke off, vitiate, sacred
contaminate (part of speech: verb)
poison, study at contaminate
dirty (part of speech: verb)
- That Eternal Mind From passions, wants, and envy far estranged, Who built the spacious universe, and deck'd Each part so richly with whate'er pertains To life, to health, to pleasure, why bade he The viper Evil, creeping in, pollute 10 The goodly scene, and with insidious rage, While the poor inmate looks around and smiles Dart her fell sting with poison to his soul? - "Poetical Works of Akenside", Mark Akenside.
- You pollute Mr. Merkell's dead body by your touch. - "The Marrow of Tradition", Charles W. Chesnutt.
- Many a mother has hurriedly called her children in and precipitately shut the door, that my shadow in passing might not enter and pollute her home. - "Through Five Republics on Horseback", G. Whitfield Ray.