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pollute something with something

to adulterate something with something; to dirty something with something. You should not pollute the stream with chemicals. Someone polluted the sewer with automotive oil.
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polluted

mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. Those guys are really polluted.
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These ten polluting giants are responsible for nearly a third of our nation's greenhouse pollution.
Further investigation revealed a grey discharge was getting into the water, which tests later showed was polluting.
Environmentalists argue that the new rule will allow facilities to continue polluting without paying a fine.
The company based at Kirkby Bank Road, Knowlsey, allowed highly polluting chemicals to escape from its plant into the drainage system on a nearby road.
Ostman says his team is expanding its search to other air pollutants emitted by computers and to other electronic products that might be polluting indoor air.
Ideally they are organic and locally grown, not transported long distances using wasteful, polluting fossil fuels.
Called Carbon-Certified Electricity, it allows consumers to mix and match electricity produced in a range of ways, from low-polluting methods such as wind and solar power, to medium-polluting sources such as gas, to the most polluting such as coal and oil.
Texas was named the worst polluting state in the country in terms of toxic emissions, with seven refineries ranking in the bottom 20%.
A: First, it ruled that Beatrice Foods was not responsible for polluting the wells, rejecting Schlichtmann's case outright.
Property developers are clearly not the parties responsible for polluting sites.
Whites who fled to the eastern edge of the city were anxious to keep polluting industry away from their new neighborhoods and maintain the rustic quality of their lakeside community.
You have to take responsibility for what your organization is doing, whether it's producing the best or worst product or service it's capable of producing, whether it's competing fairly, whether it's polluting or not polluting.
In 2004 Stromback's efforts in the arena led him to Ecology Coatings, a start-up that held the potential to offer significant improvements at both ends of the lifecycle: coatings that eliminate one of the most energy-intensive, polluting steps in the manufacturing process as well as improving product durability for metals, plastics, paper, wood and more, an essential factor in extending product life and reducing resource waste.