pollutant

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pollutant waste matter that contaminates the water or air or soil
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Quotations

  • Dan Quayle
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    “It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.”
  • Gunther Grass
    Gunther Grass
    “We already have the statistics for the future: the growth percentages of pollution, overpopulation, desertification. The future is already in place.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Hate pollutes the mind.”
  • Patrick Buchanan
    Patrick Buchanan
    “Just as there's garbage that pollutes the Potomac river, there is garbage polluting our culture. We need an Environmental Protection Agency to clean it up.”
  • Rene Dubos
    Rene Dubos
    “The most important pathological effects of pollution are extremely delayed and indirect.”
  • R. Buckminster Fuller
    R.%20Buckminster%20Fuller
    “Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.”

Usage

In literature:

Pollution was calamity, defilement was sin, and physical purity at least was holiness.
"Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic" by Sidney L. Gulick
These places shelter 30,000 to 40,000 men and boys nightly, to breathe a fetid and polluted air.
"Dave Ranney" by Dave Ranney
Shall we stoop down and drink out of the trough which the wickedness of men has filled with pollution and shame?
"Brave Men and Women" by O.E. Fuller
The future has been filled with fear, stained and polluted by the heartless past.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
Rosamund, polluted and disgraced, wandered, an abandoned thing, about the fields and meadows till daybreak.
"The Works of Charles Lamb in Four Volumes, Volume 4" by Charles Lamb
You are polluted; there is but one well at which you can wash clean.
"New Tabernacle Sermons" by Thomas De Witt Talmage
The very possibility that he might purchase a hold on her inspired a frantic feeling, like that of the ermine at pollution.
"The Street Called Straight" by Basil King
Thou art the vile polluter of the land.
"The Seven Plays in English Verse" by Sophocles
People polluted with this defection appear under the image of a harlot.
"Secret Enemies of True Republicanism" by Andrew B. Smolnikar
And of this Pylades also I will say that he is polluted in like manner with thee.
"Stories from the Greek Tragedians" by Alfred Church
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In poetry:

And how can I trust them
who pollute the sky
with heavens
the below with hells
"Humanity" by Gregory Corso
I'll show my colours too.
Though we've polluted
even this air I breathe
And spoiled green earth;
"Turning Fifty" by Judith Wright
'Tis he adorned my naked soul,
And made salvation mine;
Upon a poor polluted worm
He makes his graces shine.
"Hymn 20" by Isaac Watts
When cleansed from all pollution,
From sin and sorrow free,
I, with unclouded vision,
My Saviour God may see.
"To Mr. C.R." by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
Thou must from ev'ry fav'rite vice depart,
Thou from all guilt must purify thy heart,
And keep thy soul from all pollution clear,
Ere thou in Christ canst ever have a share.
"Advice, To Search For The Lord Jesus Christ" by Rees Prichard
For all Adam's sons, since the world first was fram'd
By sin are polluted, and needs must be damn'd:
To death and to hell, let them do what they can,
If by Christ not preserv'd, they must go ev'ry man.
"Another Piece Of Advice To Sinners To Come To Christ" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger Federal regulators say Hess has agreed to spend more than $45 million in new pollution controls to resolve Clean Air Act violations this facility in Port Reading, near Woodbridge Township.
Pollutants in Delaware River .
Nutrient pollution is getting worse in many estuaries throughout the US, especially those on the heavily populated East Coast.
Students from kindergarten through high school can enter the Healthy Air Living Kids' Calendar contest, sponsored by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.
Though she gave up driving because of concerns about the detrimental effects of car culture (pollution, traffic, sprawl), the decision has profoundly and positively changed her life.
In regard to so much ado about the "pollution" from dipnet fishing, the Kenai and Kasilof rivers dipnet personal-use fisheries as they exist now should be available for Kenai Peninsula Borough residents only.
More than half of humanity will be living with water shortages, depleted fisheries and polluted coastlines within 50 years because of a worldwide water crisis, warns a United Nations report out Monday.
O'Malley voices disapproval of law school clinic's pollution suit.
Air pollution settlement will provide seed money for "green" projects.
Much of the spilled oil still pollutes the Kuwaiti desert, in the form of oil lakes and ponds.
State investments are helping Pennsylvania small-business owners continue to lower their operating costs by conserving energy and reducing pollution, Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger says.
On the outskirts of Ghana's biggest city sits a smoldering wasteland, a slum carved into the banks of the Korle Lagoon, one of the most polluted bodies of water on earth.
So far, four of the systems have been installed along the Bear Creek runoff to monitor the effectiveness of pollution reducing systems.
Official study finds more than half our popular river spots are too polluted to be used safely.
A review of studies that have been done so far on the polluted Gowanus Canal was produced this month by the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Technical Assistance Services for Communities Unit.
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In science:

The F502N filter has a 60% transmission at the [O I I I] line without signi ficant pollution from other lines.
The Planetary Nebula population of the Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy
Other problems also stem from the increasing numbers of devices embedded with WiFi connectivity. The spectrum band is becoming noisy, sometimes referred to as “spectrum pollution”.
Content Sharing for Mobile Devices
Spectrum is wasted with repeated messages and radio pollution.
Content Sharing for Mobile Devices
In this case, at low energies the flux from the power law can rival or exceed the thermal component and thereby pollute it.
A Simple Comptonization Model
The LXe pollution modeling in the simulation.
A liquid Xenon Positron Emission Tomograph for small animal imaging : first experimental results of a prototype cell
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