polluting Definition

to make air, water, soil, etc. dirty or harmful to people, animals, and plants by adding harmful substances.

Using polluting: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "polluting" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The factory is polluting the river with toxic waste.

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    Cars that run on gasoline are polluting the air we breathe.

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    Littering is a form of polluting the environment.

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    The oil spill is polluting the ocean and harming marine life.

polluting Synonyms and Antonyms


Summary: polluting in Brief

The verb 'polluting' [puh-loo-ting] means to make air, water, soil, etc. dirty or harmful by adding harmful substances. Examples include factories polluting rivers with toxic waste, cars polluting the air with gasoline emissions, and littering polluting the environment.

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