pollution

noun
ADJECTIVE
air, atmospheric, environmental, marine, river, water
agricultural, chemical, industrial, toxic
lead, mercury, oil, ozone, smoke, traffic, etc.
light, noise
airborne
VERB + POLLUTION
cause
create, emit, generate, produce

They emit 90% less pollution than standard models.

avoid, eliminate, prevent
combat, control, fight, tackle (esp. BrE)

a convention on combating atmospheric pollution

The government has announced plans to tackle light pollution.

cut, limit, minimize, reduce

The summit ended with a joint pledge to limit pollution.

monitor
POLLUTION + NOUN
level
abatement, control, prevention, reduction
limits
standards

a tightening of water pollution standards

incident (esp. BrE), issue, problem
laws, legislation, regulations
offence (BrE)
sources

The computer model assesses the likely impact of new pollution sources.

credits (AmE)

a new market in pollution credits

PHRASES
the cost of pollution

the cost of air pollution in health and other terms

the effects of pollution

Many athletes feel the effects of air pollution during outdoor exercise.

a risk of pollution

Environmentalists say there is a high risk of pollution from the landfill site.

a source of pollution

Heavy traffic flow is a major source of noise pollution in urban areas.


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  • POLLUTION — Bien que d’usage banal à l’heure actuelle, le terme de pollution recouvre des acceptions fort diverses et qualifie une multitude d’actions qui dégradent d’une façon ou d’une autre le milieu naturel. Certes, le vocable désigne sans ambiguïté les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Pollution — ist ein unwillkürlicher Samenerguss, ausgelöst durch einen unbewussten Orgasmus, der ohne aktives Zutun und ohne Wachbewusstsein bei Männern und männlichen Jugendlichen ab der Pubertät während des Schlafes auftreten kann. Da dieses Ereignis… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pollution — pol‧lu‧tion [pəˈluːʆn] noun [uncountable] when substances make air, water, soil etc dangerously dirty, or these substances themselves: • the effects of industrial pollution • They plan to introduce measures to reduce air pollution from traffic… …   Financial and business terms

  • pollution — index contaminate, detriment, misusage, perversion Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Pollution — Pol*lu tion, n. [L. pollutio: cf. F. pollution.] 1. The act of polluting, or the state of being polluted (in any sense of the verb); defilement; uncleanness; impurity. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) The emission of semen, or sperm, at other times than… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pollution — Pollution. s. f. Profanation. La pollution d une Eglise dure jusques à ce qu elle ait esté rebenie …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • pollution — pollution. См. загрязнение. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Pollution — (o. lat. Pollutio), 1) Befleckung, Schändung; P. ecclesiae, Kirchenschändung; 2) unwillkürlicher Samenabgang, meist im Schlafe u. unter Aufregung der Geschlechtslust im wollüstigen Traume. P en sind bei kräftigen u. enthaltsamen Männern, bei… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Pollution — Pollutiōn (lat.), unwillkürlicher, mit üppigen Empfindungen verbundener Samenerguß; nicht nachteilig, wenn sie bei enthaltsamen Männern alle zwei Wochen oder seltener des Nachts im Schlafe eintritt; andernfalls Behandlung durch nüchterne… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pollution — Pollution,die:⇨Samenerguss …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • pollution — (n.) mid 14c., discharge of semen other than during sex, later, desecration, defilement (late 14c.), from L.L. pollutionem (nom. pollutio) defilement, noun of action from pp. stem of from L. polluere to soil, defile, contaminate, from por before… …   Etymology dictionary

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