Definitions for Pollutionpəˈlu ʃən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the act of polluting or the state of being polluted.
the introduction of harmful substances or products into the environment:
Origin of pollution:
1350–1400; ME (< OF) < LL
undesirable state of the natural environment being contaminated with harmful substances as a consequence of human activities
befoulment, defilement, pollution(noun)
the state of being polluted
the act of contaminating or polluting; including (either intentionally or accidentally) unwanted substances or factors
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
harmful substances that damage the air, water, or land
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.
Something that pollutes; a pollutant.
The emission of semen at other times than in sexual intercourse.
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
the act of polluting, or the state of being polluted (in any sense of the verb); defilement; uncleanness; impurity
the emission of semen, or sperm, at other times than in sexual intercourse
Translations for Pollution
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to make dirty
Chemicals are polluting the air.
- poluiçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die VerschmutzungGerman
- μόλυνση, ρύπανσηGreek
- beszennyezés; szennyeződésHungarian
- užterštumas, taršaLithuanian
- piesārņošana; piesārņojumsLatvian
- چټلتوب، ككړتياPashto
- kirlenme, kirletmeTurkish
- 污染Chinese (Trad.)
- sự ô nhiễmVietnamese
- 污染Chinese (Simp.)
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