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pol·lut·ant

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

(pə-lo͞ot′nt)
A substance, especially a waste material, that contaminates air, water, or soil.
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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halon - a compound in which the hydrogen atoms of a hydrocarbon have been replaced by bromine and other halogen atoms; very stable; used in fire extinguishers although it is thought to release bromine that depletes the ozone layer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
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pollutant

noun
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Translations
epäpuhtaussaaste

pollutant

[pəˈluːtənt] Ncontaminante m, agente m contaminador
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pollutant

[pəˈluːtənt] npolluant m
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pollutant

nSchadstoff m
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pollutant

[pəˈluːtnt] nsostanza inquinante
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The European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (European PRTR) is set to replace the EPER (EC Regulation 166/2006) and will be published in 2009 based on 2007 data.
Roadways, storm drains, and paved and plowed land facilitate quick pollutant runoff into surface waters, Scholz says.
The overall quantity of polluting emissions was generally higher in 2004 than in 2001, a deterioration that may in part be due to the fact that the 2004 data are more complete and include more facilities: the European Pollutant Emission Register (EPER), now updated with the latest emissions data from some 12,000 industrial installations across Europe, shows a real deterioration of the situation.
But the data indicates that some incremental damage is coming from the local pollutant sources, he said.
Then, as now, the EPA did not regulate carbon dioxide as an air pollutant, nor did the federal government require industry to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Of course, it just takes common sense to understand that carbon dioxide--which helps crops and forests grow--is not a pollutant. Yet activists assert otherwise and have their word reported as gospel.