Origin of pollution
Related Words for pollutionabuse, infection, corruption, deterioration, desecration, defilement, taint, profanation, misuse, decomposition, adulteration, blight, uncleanness, foulness, impairment, impurity, rottenness, vitiation, spoliation
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Contemporary Examples of pollution
No one really argues with the massive amount of pollution and toxins.Our Trip to The Climate War's Ground Zero
September 19, 2014
States and utility companies will have a range of options for meeting the pollution reduction targets.EPA’s New Regulations to Cut Carbon Emissions Are Obamacare for the Air
June 2, 2014
The pollution that 1970s environmentalism targeted was also more concrete.Green Politics Has to Get More Radical, Because Anything Less Is Impractical
April 26, 2014
Fisheries, already stressed by pollution and over-harvesting, will now confront warming and acidification.Climate Change Needs the Politics of the Impossible
April 6, 2014
Public health officials point to pollution in the air, never pointing out the pollution in the gut.New Research Shows Poorly Understood “Leaky Gut Syndrome” Is Real, May Be the Cause of Several Diseases
March 27, 2014
Historical Examples of pollution
And its incorporation is by no means equivalent to the pollution of epic.An Essay on Satire, Particularly on the Dunciad
Mere contact with an unbaptized person was considered a pollution.Roman Catholicism in Spain
But to learn any other language was pollution to a Jew, to teach a Jew any other was pollution to a Christian.Dreamers of the Ghetto
To protect properly a well from gross pollution, two precautions should be observed.
Limestone is even more dangerous if any pollution exists in the vicinity.
mid-14c., "discharge of semen other than during sex," later, "desecration, defilement" (late 14c.), from Late Latin pollutionem (nominative pollutio) "defilement," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin polluere "to soil, defile, contaminate," from por- "before" + -luere "smear," from PIE root *leu- "dirt; make dirty" (cf. Latin lutum "mud, mire, clay," lues "filth;" Greek lyma "filth, dirt, disgrace," lymax "rubbish, refuse;" Old Irish loth "mud, dirt;" Lithuanian lutynas "pool, puddle"). Sense of "contamination of the environment" first recorded c.1860, but not common until c.1955.