Definition of pollutant in English:


Syllabification: pol·lu·tant
Pronunciation: /pəˈlo͞otnt


  • A substance that pollutes something, especially water or the atmosphere: chemical pollutants [as modifier]: pollutant gases
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    • Pentachlorophenol (PCP) is a good example of a nasty environmental pollutant.
    • The emphasis is not on taxing pollutants or simply outlawing pollutants.
    • The finding could help determine the background levels of various water pollutants.

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