- made unclean or impure; contaminated; tainted: swimming in polluted waters.
- Slang. drunk.
- not affected or contaminated by pollution
- untainted; pureunpolluted by the corruption of Europe
- made unclean or impure; contaminated
- US slang intoxicated; drunk
adj.c.1400, “rendered impure or unclean,” past participle adjective from pollute (v.). Meaning “drunk” is from 1912, American English slang; ecological sense is from 1888.