HyperDic: pollution

English > 3 senses of the word pollution:
NOUNstatepollutionundesirable state of the natural environment being contaminated with harmful substances as a consequence of human activities
statepollution, befoulment, defilementthe state of being polluted
actpollution, contaminationthe act of contaminating or polluting
pollution > pronunciation
Soundspahluw'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > pollution: 3 senses > noun 1, state
Meaningundesirable state of the natural environment being contaminated with harmful substances as a consequence of human activities.
Narrowerair pollutionpollution of the atmosphere
biodegradable pollutionpollution that is rendered harmless by natural processes and so causes no permanent harm
noise pollution, sound pollutionannoying and potentially harmful environmental noise
nonbiodegradable pollutionpollution that accumulates in the environment and may appear in the food chain
thermal pollutionharm to lakes and rivers resulting from the release of excessive waste heat into them
water pollutionpollution of the water in rivers and lakes
Broaderenvironmental conditionThe state of the environment
impurity, impurenessThe condition of being impure
Spanishcontaminación, polución
Catalancontaminació, pol·lució
Adjectivesantipollutionintended to reduce pollution
Verbspollutemake impure
English > pollution: 3 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningThe state of being polluted.
Synonymsbefoulment, defilement
Broaderdirtiness, uncleannessThe state of being unsanitary
Spanishbefoulment, contaminación
Catalanbefoulment
Verbspollutemake impure
English > pollution: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of contaminating or polluting; including (either intentionally or accidentally) unwanted substances or factors.
Synonymcontamination
Narrowerdust contaminationThe act of contaminating with dust particles
Broadersoiling, soilure, dirtyingThe act of soiling something
OppositedecontaminationThe removal of contaminants
Spanishcontaminación, polución
Catalancontaminació, pol·lució
Verbspollutemake impure

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