Definition of pollutant
: something that pollutes
Examples of pollutant in a Sentence
filtered the pollutants out of the water
Recent Examples of pollutant from the Web
During that process, pollutants seep into both the water and air, killing aquatic life and making water unsafe to drink in some cases.
According to the court, this process created pollutants like coal tar, sulfur and ammonia, which were often buried at plant sites.
Together, these will absorb almost 10,000 tons of carbon dioxide and 57 tons of pollutants, and produce approximately 900 tons of oxygen each year.
Burning landfill gas offsets the use of natural gas and other non-renewable resources and improves air quality by reducing emissions of hazardous pollutants, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Frank's assessment is that Floyds Fork cannot afford any increase in nitrogen or phosphorus, and in fact, large reductions of those pollutants from sewage treatment plants will be needed.
The county has filters to screen the pollutants, said Tim Hopkins, general counsel for the water authority.
The pollutants measured by the EPA are: ground-level ozone, particle pollution, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide.
And in turn, less jet fuel equals less carbon dioxide and other pollutants emitted into the air.
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First Known Use of pollutant
POLLUTANT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pollutant for English Language Learners
: a substance that makes land, water, air, etc., dirty and not safe or suitable to use : something that causes pollution
POLLUTANT Defined for Kids
Definition of pollutant for Students
: a substance that makes something (as air or water) impure and often unsafe
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