polluter


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pol·lute

 (pə-lo͞ot′)
tr.v. pol·lut·ed, pol·lut·ing, pol·lutes
1. To make unfit for or harmful to living things, especially by the addition of waste matter. See Synonyms at contaminate.
2. To make less suitable for an activity, especially by the introduction of unwanted factors: The stadium lights polluted the sky around the observatory.
3. To render impure or morally harmful; corrupt: felt that the minds of young people were hopelessly polluted by television ads.

[Middle English polluten, from Latin polluere, pollūt-.]

pol·lut′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polluter - a person or organization that causes pollution of the environmentpolluter - a person or organization that causes pollution of the environment
bad person - a person who does harm to others
Translations

polluter

[pəˈluːtəʳ] Ncontaminador(a) m/f

polluter

[pəˈluːtər] npollueur/euse m/f

polluter

nUmweltverschmutzer(in) m(f); the pulluter pays principledas Verursacherprinzip
References in classic literature ?
Strike terror to their hearts; defend La and her altar; wash clean the temple with the blood of the polluters.
His proposal clears the way for polluters, and polluter funded politicians to write weak standards for groundwater monitoring and coal ash cleanups, and attack the core health and environmental protections of the 2015 coal ash safeguards.
China, the world's worst polluter, will freeze its use of the gas by 2024.
A RECYCLING firm branded Scotland's worst polluter have been fined a record PS200,000 for storing waste without a licence.
LAHORE -- The Environment Protection Department detected another 33 polluter industrial units along Ring Road.
DuPont Chambers Works was the biggest polluter in New Jersey, dumping 5.
Iran is surprisingly the 10th worst polluter although it is the 17th largest country by population.
Indeed, the polluter pays' principle, written into EU law by the Environmental Liability Directive (see box), applies.
Australia is a small greenhouse gas polluter in global terms, but one of the worst per capita because it relies heavily for its electricity on its abundant reserves of coal, which also make it the world's largest exporter of the polluting fuel.
It surely follows that the Chief Constable of West Yorkshire should be asking the real polluter - the Labour Government - to get its own hands in its pockets and contribute to the policing of their own policies.
One might consider it strange that the monitoring has been handed over to the operators of the mine, but this is further compounded when the reason given by the council is that the polluter pays.