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How to Pronounce pollute?

Correct pronunciation for the word "pollute" is [pəlˈuːt], [pəlˈuːt], [p_ə_l_ˈuː_t].

"Pollute" in context

Pollution is the byproduct of human activity, taking many forms such as air, water and land. Every population centre in the world has some kind of pollution and sadly, some worse afflicted than others. Pollution is primarily caused by burning fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas. It can also be caused by waste materials such as chemicals, litter, and plastic, as well as factory agriculture run-off.

When pollution enters our environment it can degrade the air, land and water, making it harder to survive in. To make matters worse, many pollutants travel and accumulate in faraway places limiting resources further.

What are similar-sounding words for pollute?

Usage over time for pollute:

This graph shows how "pollute" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

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