pollutant


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pol·lut·ant

 (pə-lo͞ot′nt)
n.
Something that pollutes, especially a waste material that contaminates air, soil, or water.

pollutant

(pəˈluːtənt)
n
(Environmental Science) a substance that pollutes, esp a chemical or similar substance that is produced as a waste product of an industrial process

pol•lu•tant

(pəˈlut nt)

n.
1. something that pollutes.
2. any substance, as a chemical or waste product, that renders the air, water, or other natural resource harmful or generally unusable.
[1890–95]

pol·lut·ant

(pə-lo͞ot′nt)
A substance, especially a waste material, that contaminates air, water, or soil.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pollutant - waste matter that contaminates the water or air or soilpollutant - waste matter that contaminates the water or air or soil
DDT, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane - an insecticide that is also toxic to animals and humans; banned in the United States since 1972
CFC, chlorofluorocarbon - a fluorocarbon with chlorine; formerly used as a refrigerant and as a propellant in aerosol cans; "the chlorine in CFCs causes depletion of atmospheric ozone"
halon - a compound in which the hydrogen atoms of a hydrocarbon have been replaced by bromine and other halogen atoms; very stable; used in fire extinguishers although it is thought to release bromine that depletes the ozone layer
nitrogen oxide - any of several oxides of nitrogen formed by the action of nitric acid on oxidizable materials; present in car exhausts
waste, waste material, waste matter, waste product - any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted; "they collect the waste once a week"; "much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers"
sulfur dioxide, sulphur dioxide - a colorless toxic gas (SO2) that occurs in the gases from volcanoes; used in many manufacturing processes and present in industrial emissions; causes acid rain

pollutant

noun
Translations
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pollutant

[pəˈluːtənt] Ncontaminante m, agente m contaminador

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pollutant

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pollutant

[pəˈluːtnt] nsostanza inquinante
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