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  Definition of pollution
  1. the act of contaminating or polluting; including (either intentionally or accidentally) unwanted substances or factors
  2. the state of being polluted
  3. undesirable state of the natural environment being contaminated with harmful substances as a consequence of human activities
Similar Words: contamination, befoulment, defilement

 

Hyponyms: dust contamination, biodegradable pollution, nonbiodegradable pollution, air pollution, noise pollution, sound pollution, thermal pollution, water pollution

 

Derivational Morphology: pollute, foul, contaminate, befoul, defile, maculate

 

Language Translations:
Danish: forurening   Dutch: vervuiling  
Finnish: saaste   French: pollution  
German: Umweltverschmutzung   Greek: ρύπανση  
Hebrew: זיהום   Hindi: प्रदुषण  
Indonesian: Polusi   Interlingua: pollution  
Italian: inquinamento   Japanese: 汚染  
Norwegian: forurensning   Portuguese: poluição  
Spanish: contaminación   Telugu: కాలుష్యం  
 
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