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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 Defined for Kids

pollution

noun pol·lu·tion \pə-ˈlü-shən\

Definition of POLLUTION for Kids

:  the action of making something impure and often unsafe or unsuitable for use :  the state of being polluted
Medical Dictionary

pollution

noun pol·lu·tion \pə-ˈlü-shən\

Medical Definition of POLLUTION

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

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stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
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