Definitions for pollution
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undesirable state of the natural environment being contaminated with harmful substances as a consequence of human activities
befoulment, defilement, pollutionnoun
the state of being polluted
the act of contaminating or polluting; including (either intentionally or accidentally) unwanted substances or factors
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.
Etymology: 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
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: pollution, Fr. pollutio, Latin.
The contrary to consecration is pollution, which happens in churches by homicide, and burying an excommunicated person in the church. John Ayliffe, Parergon.
Their strife pollution brings
Upon the temple. John Milton, Par Lost, b. xii.
Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that cause adverse change. Pollution can take the form of any substance (solid, liquid, or gas) or energy (such as radioactivity, heat, sound, or light). Pollutants, the components of pollution, can be either foreign substances/energies or naturally occurring contaminants. Although environmental pollution can be caused by natural events, the word pollution generally implies that the contaminants have an anthropogenic source – that is, a source created by human activities. Pollution is often classed as point source or nonpoint source pollution. In 2015, pollution killed nine million people worldwide (one in six deaths). This remained unchanged in 2019, with little real progress against pollution being identifiable. Air pollution accounted for 3⁄4 of these earlier deaths.Major forms of pollution include air pollution, light pollution, litter, noise pollution, plastic pollution, soil contamination, radioactive contamination, thermal pollution, visual pollution, and water pollution.
Pollution is the introduction or presence of contaminants, typically human-made, into the natural environment that cause adverse changes. These contaminants, or pollutants, can occur in the form of solid particles, liquid droplets, or gases and can cause harm or discomfort to humans, animals, and the environment. Pollution can occur in various forms such as air, water, soil, noise, and light pollution, and can result from various activities such as industrial processes, waste disposal, and deforestation.
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
Etymology: [L. pollutio: cf. F. 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.
pollution actually means something which is very bad for our environment .
the oceans are getting polluted by oil spill by big ships
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Rank popularity for the word 'pollution' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2463
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Rank popularity for the word 'pollution' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4028
Rank popularity for the word 'pollution' in Nouns Frequency: #1079
The numerical value of pollution in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of pollution in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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.
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.
Unfortunately users don't believe that indoor air pollution from traditional stoves can be a cause of death, it takes 20 years for that pollution to have an adverse effect on their health so they keep on using it. The public awareness will help and certainly help this business grow.
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.
Racism, pollution and the rest of it are themselves very close to extinction.
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- تلويث, تلوثArabic
- pol·luent, pol·lució, contaminacióCatalan, Valencian
- Verschmutzung, Pollution, Umweltverschmutzung, VerunreinigungGerman
- ρύπανση, μόλυνσηGreek
- polución, contaminaciónSpanish
- itsesaastutus, saaste, saastuttaminen, saastuminenFinnish
- défilement, la pollution, pollutionFrench
- truailleadhScottish Gaelic
- szennyeződés, környezetszennyezésHungarian
- inquinamento, inquinanteItalian
- 汚染, 汚染物質Japanese
- 汚染, 오염Korean
- smet, vervuiling, bezoedeling, milieuverontreiniging, pollutie, milieuvervuilingDutch
- poluente, polução, poluiçãoPortuguese
- förorening, miljöförstöringSwedish
- ô nhiễmVietnamese
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