- Of, relating to, or in the form of minute separate particles: particulate pollutionMore example sentences
- A pond has far more organic particulate matter (small separate particles) than a chemically maintained swimming pool.
- City traffic is a significant source of pollutants such as sulphur dioxide, particulate matter, benzene, and carbon monoxide.
- Zinc oxide is a common, biologically active constituent of particulate air pollution as well as a workplace toxin.
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- Matter in particulate form.More example sentences
- The disadvantage is higher levels of NOX [nitrous oxides] and particulates.
- The rail companies will use the grant to retrofit 10 switcher locomotives in the valley to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide and diesel particulates.
- The resulting harmful gases include carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, particulates and excess water vapor.
late 19th century: from Latin particula 'particle' + -ate2.
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