Definition of pollute:
clog, clog up, take its toll, maculate, infect, vitiate, choke, disfigure, harm, poison, violate, hurt, corrupt, mess up, injure, spoil, religion, congest, mar, clean, desecrate, profane, sacred, mark, back up, damage, choke off.
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.
- "The Marrow of Tradition", Charles W. Chesnutt.
- "Through Five Republics on Horseback", G. Whitfield Ray.