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Synonyms for pollution
pəˈlu ʃənpol·lu·tion

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  1. pollutionnoun


    conservation, purity

  2. pollutionnoun

    The act of polluting or the state of being polluted, especially the contamination of the environment by harmful substances.

    Nobody visits the river any more because of all the pollution.


    conservation, purity

  3. pollutionnoun

    Something that pollutes; a pollutant.


    purity, conservation

  4. pollutionnoun

    Physical defilement


    purity, conservation

  5. pollutionnoun

    The emission of semen at other times than in sexual intercourse.


    conservation, purity

  6. pollutionnoun


Princeton's WordNet

  1. pollutionnoun

    undesirable state of the natural environment being contaminated with harmful substances as a consequence of human activities

    defilement, contamination, befoulment

  2. befoulment, defilement, pollutionnoun

    the state of being polluted

    defilement, contamination, befoulment

  3. contamination, pollutionnoun

    the act of contaminating or polluting; including (either intentionally or accidentally) unwanted substances or factors

    defilement, taint, contamination, contaminant, befoulment

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pollutionnoun

    defilement, contamination, foulness, taint, impurity, uncleanness, abomination

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pollutionnoun

    defilement, contamination, corruption, infection debasement, vitiation

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  1. Subhangi Soni:

    We definitely have more sales during Diwali time when the pollution levels are high, compared to five years ago, the sales of air purifiers are now double.

  2. President Obama:

    In short, this agreement will mean less of pollution that threatens our planet. Full implementation of this agreement and will pave the way for more progress in stages over the years. It sends a powerful signal: a low carbon future, in clean energy at a scale we have never seen before.

  3. Young Sohn:

    As an industry we must join together to use the power of IoT to address challenges posed by issues such as aging population demographics, water shortages, increasing traffic congestion, pollution and major health issues, we need to create powerful open platforms that will harness the information generated by IoT to develop new insights and new approaches to meet the challenges we face as a society.

  4. John Walke:

    The EPA is allowing more harmful air pollution to be sent from big polluters in one state to neighboring states, refusing to control the pollution, then lying about what is an obvious rollback, the EPA's absurd to pretend this so-called' guidance' doesn't change what's acceptable : the purpose of the rollback memo is to let upwind states pollute more and refuse to control harmful smog and soot they emit into neighboring states.

  5. Mona Sarfaty:

    The danger to children is real and is already witnessed by physicians in the US, children suffer more heat impacts because they spend more time outside. They are more vulnerable to the heat-related increases in air pollution that come from fossil fuel exhaust, because their lungs are still developing. Outdoor play also makes them more prey to insect vectors carrying dangerous infections.

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