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Synonyms for pollution
pəˈlu ʃənpol·lu·tion

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Wiktionary3.0 / 3 votes

  1. pollutionnoun


    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.


    conservation, purity

  3. pollutionnoun

    Something that pollutes; a pollutant.


    conservation, purity

  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 WordNet3.0 / 3 votes

  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 Synonymes5.0 / 3 votes

  1. pollutionnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. pollutionnoun

    defilement, contamination, corruption, infection debasement, vitiation

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  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. R. Buckminster Fuller, Playboy Interview - February 1972:

    Racism, pollution and the rest of it are themselves very close to extinction.

  3. Zhao Shuang:

    When the pollution gets really serious, we can't even see the buildings next to us.

  4. Tiernan Sittenfeld:

    It clearly flies in the face of both his incredible climate accomplishments to date and his goal of cutting climate pollution in half by 2030, such significant swaths of the coalition that supports him are deeply opposed, and we’re seeing that this is incredibly galvanizing for young people.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    That's what we seek in these next two weeks -- not simply an agreement to roll back the pollution we put into the skies, but an agreement that helps us lift people from poverty without condemning the next generation to a planet that is beyond its capacity to repair.

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