What does Pollution mean?

Definitions for Pollutionpəˈlu ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Pollution.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pollution(noun)

    undesirable state of the natural environment being contaminated with harmful substances as a consequence of human activities

  2. befoulment, defilement, pollution(noun)

    the state of being polluted

  3. contamination, pollution(noun)

    the act of contaminating or polluting; including (either intentionally or accidentally) unwanted substances or factors

Wiktionary

  1. pollution(Noun)

    The act of polluting or the state of being polluted, especially the contamination of the environment by harmful substances.

    Nobody visits the river any more because of all the pollution.

  2. pollution(Noun)

    Something that pollutes; a pollutant.

  3. pollution(Noun)

    Physical defilement

  4. pollution(Noun)

    The emission of semen at other times than in sexual intercourse.

  5. Origin: Recorded since c.1340, as "discharge of semen other than during sex," later, "desecration, defilement" (1382), from Late pollutio "defilement," from Latin polluere "to soil, defile, contaminate", itself from por- "before" + -luere "to smear" (related to lutum "mud" and to lues "filth", compare Greek (lyma) "filth, dirt, disgrace" and (lymax) "rubbish, refuse," Old Irish loth "mud, dirt," Lithuanian lutynas "pool, puddle"). Sense of "contamination of the environment" first recorded c.1860

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pollution(noun)

    the act of polluting, or the state of being polluted (in any sense of the verb); defilement; uncleanness; impurity

  2. Pollution(noun)

    the emission of semen, or sperm, at other times than in sexual intercourse

  3. Origin: [L. pollutio: cf. F. pollution.]

Freebase

  1. Pollution

    Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that cause adverse change. Pollution can take the form of chemical substances or energy, such as noise, heat or light. Pollutants, the components of pollution, can be either foreign substances/energies or naturally occurring contaminants. Pollution is often classed as point source or nonpoint source pollution.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Pollution' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2463

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Pollution' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4028

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Pollution' in Nouns Frequency: #1079

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pollution in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pollution in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. R. Buckminster Fuller, Playboy Interview - February 1972:

    Racism, pollution and the rest of it are themselves very close to extinction.

  2. Robert Orben:

    There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs there'd be no place to put it all.

  3. Tong Weidong:

    Amendments to this air pollution law have strengthened pollution treatment from the source - from sources such as industrial policy, energy consumption and automobile pollution.

  4. Ronald Reagan:

    Approximately 80 % of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let's not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources.

  5. Angela Pratt:

    Air pollution is now a recognized carcinogen, so there's no question that the hazardous levels of air pollution we're seeing in many parts of China are contributing to the increasing rates in particular of lung cancer.

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