(Pol"li*cate) a. [L. pollex, pollicis, a thumb.] (Zoöl.) Having a curved projection or spine on
the inner side of a leg joint; said of insects.
(Pol*lic`i*ta"tion) n. [L. pollicitatio, fr. pollicitari to promise, v. intens. fr. polliceri to promise: cf.
1. A voluntary engagement, or a paper containing it; a promise. Bp. Burnet.
2. (Roman Law) A promise without mutuality; a promise which has not been accepted by the person to
whom it is made. Bouvier.
(Pol"li*nate) a. (Zoöl.) Pollinose.
(Pol"li*nate) v. t. (Bot.) To apply pollen to Pol`li*na"tion n. (Bot.)
(||Pol*linc"tor) n. [L., fr. pollingere.] (Rom. Antiq.) One who prepared corpses for the funeral.
(Poll"ing) n. [See Poll the head.]
1. The act of topping, lopping, or cropping, as trees or hedges.
2. Plunder, or extortion. [Obs.] E. Hall.
3. The act of voting, or of registering a vote.
Polling booth, a temporary structure where the voting at an election is done; a polling place.
(Pol`li*nif"er*ous) a. [L. pollen, -inis, pollen + -ferous: cf. F. pollinifère.] (Bot.) Producing
(||Pol*lin"i*um) n.; pl. Pollinia [NL. See Pollen.] (Bot.) A coherent mass of pollen, as in
the milkweed and most orchids.
(Pol"li*nose`) a. [L. pollen, -inis, dust.] (Zoöl.) Having the surface covered with a fine yellow
dust, like pollen.
(Pol"li*wig Pol"li*wog) , n. [OE. polwigle. Cf. Poll head, and Wiggle.] (Zoöl.) A tadpole;
called also purwiggy and porwigle.
(Pol"lock) n. [See Pollack.] (Zoöl.) A marine gadoid fish (Pollachius carbonarius), native both
of the European and American coasts. It is allied to the cod, and like it is salted and dried. In England it
is called coalfish, lob, podley, podling, pollack, etc.
(Pol"lu*cite) n. [See Pollux, and 4th Castor.] (Min.) A colorless transparent mineral, resembling
quartz, occurring with castor or castorite on the island of Elba. It is a silicate of alumina and cæsia. Called
(Pol*lute") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Polluted; p. pr. & vb. n. Polluting.] [L. pollutus, p. p. of polluere
to defile, to pollute, from a prep. appearing only in comp. + luere to wash. See Position, Lave.]
1. To make foul, impure, or unclean; to defile; to taint; to soil; to desecrate; used of physical or moral
The land was polluted with blood.Ps. cvi. 38
Wickedness . . . hath polluted the whole earth.2 Esd. xv. 6.