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polluted

adjective
     
pol‧lut‧ed
dangerously dirty and not suitable for people to use:
one of the most polluted areas in the world
polluted air/water/rivers etc
The project's aim is to clean up polluted land.
heavily/seriously/severely polluted
The lake is seriously polluted.
WORD FOCUS: dirty WORD FOCUS: dirty
similar words: filthy, grubby, grimy, mucky British English, muddy, greasy, dusty, soiled, contaminated, polluted


See also
dirty

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