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pollution

noun pol·lu·tion \pə-ˈlü-shən\

: the action or process of making land, water, air, etc., dirty and not safe or suitable to use

: substances that make land, water, air, etc., dirty and not safe or suitable to use

Full Definition of POLLUTION

1
:  the action of polluting especially by environmental contamination with man-made waste; also :  the condition of being polluted
2
:  pollutant

Examples of POLLUTION

  1. industrial practices that have caused pollution of the air and water
  2. The tests showed high levels of pollution in the water.
  3. The fish are dying of pollution.

First Known Use of POLLUTION

14th century

Other Ecology Terms

Malthusian, anthropogenic, biomass, carbon footprint, crepuscular, niche, sere, symbiosis, taiga, tundra

pollution

noun pol·lu·tion \pə-ˈlü-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of POLLUTION

1
:  the action of polluting or the condition of being polluted
2

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