pollution Definition in Cambridge Business English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of "pollution" - Business English Dictionary

See all translations

pollution

noun [U]
 
 
/pəˈluːʃən/ ENVIRONMENT
damage caused to water, air, etc. by harmful substances or waste: air/water pollution It is the biggest environmental pollution incident in the history of the country.
the harmful substances that cause damage to water, the air, etc.: New research found that industrial pollution goes high in the atmosphere and travels far.
Translations of “pollution”
in Korean 오염…
in Arabic تَلَوُّث…
in Portuguese poluição…
in Catalan contaminació, pol·lució…
in Japanese 汚染, 公害…
in Italian inquinamento…
in Chinese (Traditional) 污染…
in Russian загрязнение…
in Turkish kirlilik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 污染…
in Polish zanieczyszczenie…
(Definition of pollution from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of pollution?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “pollution” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
athlete

a person who is very good at sports or physical exercise, especially one who competes in organized events

Word of the Day

When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
by Kate Woodford,
July 22, 2015
Here at ‘About Words’ we’re always happy to get ideas for posts that we could write. A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on the language of meals and we thought this an excellent idea. If you are reading this post and have an idea for a topic or

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More