pollution

Definitions

General English

Agriculture

  • noun the presence of unusually high concentrations of harmful substances or radioactivity in the environment, as a result of human activity or a natural process such as a volcanic eruption
  • noun the unwanted presence of something such as noise or artificial light

Economics

  • noun the presence of abnormally high concentrations of harmful substances in the environment, often put there by people

Law

  • noun the presence of harmful substances in the environment, especially when produced by human activity

Medical

  • noun the act of making dirty, or substances which make e.g. air or water impure
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