thermal pollution

noun

Definition of thermal pollution

: the discharge of heated liquid (such as wastewater from a factory) into natural waters at a temperature harmful to the environment

Examples of thermal pollution in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One form of pollution is thermal pollution, Whittie said. Erika Butler, baltimoresun.com, "Havre de Grace set to begin third phase of stormwater management project," 27 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of thermal pollution

1966, in the meaning defined above

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“Thermal pollution.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thermal%20pollution. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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