What does pollution mean?

Definitions for pollution
pəˈlu ʃənpol·lu·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pollutionnoun

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

  2. befoulment, defilement, pollutionnoun

    the state of being polluted

  3. contamination, pollutionnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. pollutionnoun

    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.

    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

  2. pollutionnoun

    Something that pollutes; a pollutant.

    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

  3. pollutionnoun

    Physical defilement

    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

  4. pollutionnoun

    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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pollutionnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. pollutio: cf. F. pollution.]

  2. Pollutionnoun

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

    Etymology: [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.

Editors Contribution

  1. pollution

    pollution actually means something which is very bad for our environment .

    the oceans are getting polluted by oil spill by big ships

    Submitted by ruchavbk on February 6, 2020  

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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

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  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

Examples of pollution in a Sentence

  1. Diana Menya:

    I think it's a combination of environmental factors and behavioural factors. Something to do with what people do, what they eat, how they live and their habits, such as tobacco consumption and alcohol consumption. It could also be something like indoor air pollution.

  2. American Lung Association:

    EPA’s proposal to strengthen the standard is a vital step forward in the fight to protect all Americans from the dangers of breathing ozone pollution.

  3. Jay Sirois:

    This has to be viewed in the wider picture of the significant amount of evidence available that shows there are other, more important causes of coral decline such as global warming, overfishing, pollution and runoff.

  4. David Reichmuth:

    While the consumption of energy and products is driven by the consumer, that pollution is coming from the system that produces our electricity and produces our food and gets our goods around the country, the pollution is coming from the systems we use, not the consumers. It's coming from electricity generation, coal, fossil fuels and even fertilizer and animal waste.

  5. Yang Jie:

    Even though the use of coal has been blamed as a cause of the heavy smog, and the government has outlined plans to curb air pollution, the amount of thermal power generated won't decrease in the near future.

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