Pollutant



[puh-loot-nt] /pəˈlut nt/

noun
1.
something that .
2.
any substance, as certain chemicals or waste products, that renders the air, soil, water, or other natural resource harmful or unsuitable for a specific purpose.
/pəˈluːtənt/
noun
1.
a substance that pollutes, esp a chemical or similar substance that is produced as a waste product of an industrial process
n.

1888, from pollute + -ant. Related: Pollutants.

pollutant pol·lut·ant (pə-lōōt’nt)
n.
Something that pollutes, especially a waste material that contaminates air, soil, or water.
pollutant
(pə-lt’nt)
A substance or condition that contaminates air, water, or soil. Pollutants can be artificial substances, such as pesticides and PCBs, or naturally occurring substances, such as oil or carbon dioxide, that occur in harmful concentrations in a given environment. Heat transmitted to natural waterways through warm-water discharge from power plants and uncontained radioactivity from nuclear wastes are also considered pollutants.

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