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Synonyms for pollution
pəˈlu ʃənpol·lu·tion

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Wiktionary3.0 / 3 votes

  1. pollutionnoun

    Synonyms:
    soilage

    Antonyms:
    purity, conservation

  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.

    Synonyms:
    soilage

    Antonyms:
    conservation, purity

  3. pollutionnoun

    Something that pollutes; a pollutant.

    Synonyms:
    soilage

    Antonyms:
    conservation, purity

  4. pollutionnoun

    Physical defilement

    Synonyms:
    soilage

    Antonyms:
    purity, conservation

  5. pollutionnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    soilage

    Antonyms:
    conservation, purity

  6. pollutionnoun

    Synonyms:
    self-pollution

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 3 votes

  1. pollutionnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    defilement, contamination, befoulment

  2. befoulment, defilement, pollutionnoun

    the state of being polluted

    Synonyms:
    defilement, contamination, befoulment

  3. contamination, pollutionnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    defilement, taint, contamination, contaminant, befoulment

Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 3 votes

  1. pollutionnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. pollutionnoun

    Synonyms:
    defilement, contamination, corruption, infection debasement, vitiation

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How to use pollution in a sentence?

  1. Jos Lelieveld:

    When most people think of outdoor air pollution, they tend to think of traffic and industry having the largest impact on global premature mortality, not residential energy emissions and agriculture.

  2. Kate Melges:

    They're a relatively easy item to eliminate, they're not a necessity for every single person ... they're the first entry point into tackling plastic pollution.

  3. The Senate:

    President Biden has challenged the United States to cut its greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, the best way to achieve this ambitious goal is through bold action by this Congress -- through legislation -- to reduce greenhouse pollution while creating millions of jobs and economic prosperity in the new clean energy economy. This is the first, and large, step in that direction.

  4. Brother Nut:

    People have focused more on air pollution, because smog is easy to spot. But not much attention has been put on water.

  5. Mark Kelly:

    You can see a lot of pollution over parts of Asia that is almost continuous. You can’t really see the ground very well. And those fires in California over the summer, that smoke was pretty extensive. But the predominant thing is you just notice how thin the atmosphere is, how fragile it looks. That combined with these large swabs of pollution is somewhat alarming.


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