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Noun
The presence in or introduction into the environment of a substance which has harmful or poisonous effects
“Anglers have said for years that the countryside was being damaged by pollution of our waterways.”
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Physical defilement
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Foul matter, especially dirt, which soils or defiles
“The level of pollution in the river.”
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(usually of a disease or condition) The act of being adversely affected
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A thing that spoils or damages something
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A noxious mixture of particulates and gases that is the result of urban air pollution
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An act of disrespect or impiety towards something considered sacred
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An unpleasant or unhealthy smell or vapour
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Fallout
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The quality or state of being crude or vulgar
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The improper use of something
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Environmental pollutant
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Impact on the environment
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Liquid waste or sewage discharged into a river or the sea
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A physical trace of a bad or undesirable substance or quality
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Something that has a destructive or corrupting influence
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Loss of reputation or respect as the result of a dishonorable action
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Physical harm that impairs the value, usefulness, or normal function of something
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