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Pollute meaning

pollute - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. To violate sexually; to debauch; to dishonor.
  2. 2. To render ceremonially unclean; to disqualify or unfit for sacred use or service, or for social intercourse.
  3. 3. Polluted.
  4. 4. To make foul, impure, or unclean; to defile; to taint; to soil; to desecrate; - used of physical or moral defilement.
  5. 5. To make unclean; taint with guilt; corrupt.
  6. 6. Polluter, pollution.
  7. 7. To make foul; de file.

pollute - examples of usage

  1. They outrage our reason, they vilify our human nature, they blaspheme our world, they pollute our flesh, and they wind up by dooming us to eternal torture because we differ from them: these trifles are, of course, not supposed to hurt our feelings.
  2. And the king sent letters by messengers unto Jerusalem and the cities of Judah, that they should follow laws strange to the land, and should forbid whole burnt offerings and sacrifice and drink offerings in the sanctuary; and should profane the Sabbaths and feasts, and pollute the sanctuary and them that were holy; that they should build altars, and temples, and shrines for idols, and should sacrifice swine's flesh and unclean beasts.
  3. Such is their strictness, that the father has refused to see his son and the mother her daughter; and if they happen to perceive him at any distance they fly from him as they would from a serpent, thinking that his touch would pollute them. - "Narrative of a Voyage to India; of a Shipwreck on board the Lady Castlereagh; and a Description of New South Wales", W. B. Cramp.
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