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Meaning of POLLUTION

Pronunciation:  pul'ooshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of contaminating or polluting; including (either intentionally or accidentally) unwanted substances or factors
  2. [n]  the state of being polluted
  3. [n]  undesirable state of the natural environment being contaminated with harmful substances as a consequence of human activities

POLLUTION is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: befoulment, contamination, defilement
 Antonyms: decontamination
 See Also: air pollution, biodegradable pollution, dirtiness, dirtying, dust contamination, environmental condition, impureness, impurity, noise pollution, nonbiodegradable pollution, soiling, soilure, sound pollution, thermal pollution, uncleanness, water pollution



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pol*lu"tion\, n. [L. pollutio: cf. F. pollution.]
1. The act of polluting, or the state of being polluted (in
   any sense of the verb); defilement; uncleanness; impurity.

2. (Med.) The emission of semen, or sperm, at other times
   than in sexual intercourse. --Dunglison.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of pollution indicates that you need to clean your words and thoughts.
Biology Dictionary
  1. The changing of a natural environment, either by natural or artificial means, so that the environment becomes harmful to the living things normally found in it. Most often this refers to the input of toxic chemicals into the environment.
  2. The contamination of water (such as from raw sewage, industrial waste), making it unfit to support many forms of life.
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