pollution

  • 1 POLLUTION — Bien que d’usage banal à l’heure actuelle, le terme de pollution recouvre des acceptions fort diverses et qualifie une multitude d’actions qui dégradent d’une façon ou d’une autre le milieu naturel. Certes, le vocable désigne sans ambiguïté les… …

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  • 2 Pollution — ist ein unwillkürlicher Samenerguss, ausgelöst durch einen unbewussten Orgasmus, der ohne aktives Zutun und ohne Wachbewusstsein bei Männern und männlichen Jugendlichen ab der Pubertät während des Schlafes auftreten kann. Da dieses Ereignis… …

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  • 3 pollution — pol‧lu‧tion [pəˈluːʆn] noun [uncountable] when substances make air, water, soil etc dangerously dirty, or these substances themselves: • the effects of industrial pollution • They plan to introduce measures to reduce air pollution from traffic… …

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  • 4 pollution — index contaminate, detriment, misusage, perversion Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5 Pollution — Pol*lu tion, n. [L. pollutio: cf. F. pollution.] 1. The act of polluting, or the state of being polluted (in any sense of the verb); defilement; uncleanness; impurity. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) The emission of semen, or sperm, at other times than… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 pollution — Pollution. s. f. Profanation. La pollution d une Eglise dure jusques à ce qu elle ait esté rebenie …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 7 pollution — pollution. См. загрязнение. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 8 Pollution — (o. lat. Pollutio), 1) Befleckung, Schändung; P. ecclesiae, Kirchenschändung; 2) unwillkürlicher Samenabgang, meist im Schlafe u. unter Aufregung der Geschlechtslust im wollüstigen Traume. P en sind bei kräftigen u. enthaltsamen Männern, bei… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 9 Pollution — Pollutiōn (lat.), unwillkürlicher, mit üppigen Empfindungen verbundener Samenerguß; nicht nachteilig, wenn sie bei enthaltsamen Männern alle zwei Wochen oder seltener des Nachts im Schlafe eintritt; andernfalls Behandlung durch nüchterne… …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 10 Pollution — Pollution,die:⇨Samenerguss …

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  • 11 pollution — (n.) mid 14c., discharge of semen other than during sex, later, desecration, defilement (late 14c.), from L.L. pollutionem (nom. pollutio) defilement, noun of action from pp. stem of from L. polluere to soil, defile, contaminate, from por before… …

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  • 12 pollution — [n] dirtiness, contamination abuse, adulteration, besmearing, besmirching, blight, corruption, decomposition, defilement, desecration, deterioration, dirtying, fouling, foulness, impairment, impurity, infection, misuse, polluting, profanation,… …

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  • 13 Pollution — For the Fransisco Battiato album, see Pollution (album). For the Goodies episode, see Pollution (The Goodies). Air pollution from World War II weapon production in Alabama, 1942 …

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  • 14 Pollution — Les premières grandes pollutions semblent avoir été induites par la …

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  • 15 pollution — /peuh looh sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of polluting or the state of being polluted. 2. the introduction of harmful substances or products into the environment: air pollution. [1350 1400; ME pollucioun ( < OF) < LL pollution , s. of pollutio… …

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  • 16 pollution — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ air, atmospheric, environmental, marine, river, water ▪ agricultural, chemical, industrial, toxic …

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  • 17 pollution — 01. Air [pollution] is a serious problem in every city, due to smog created largely by private automobiles. 02. The government has to do more to find and charge companies that [pollute] our environment. 03. Some of the lakes around this area have …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 18 pollution — pol|lu|tion W2 [pəˈlu:ʃən] n [U] 1.) the process of making air, water, soil etc dangerously dirty and not suitable for people to use, or the state of being dangerously dirty ▪ California s tough anti pollution laws air/water/soil pollution ▪ air… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 pollution*/*/ — [pəˈluːʃ(ə)n] noun [U] chemicals and other substances that have a harmful effect on air, water, or land new measures to prevent pollution levels from rising[/ex] The agency is responsible for controlling air pollution.[/ex] • Words often used… …

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  • 20 pollution — noun 1. undesirable state of the natural environment being contaminated with harmful substances as a consequence of human activities (Freq. 1) • Derivationally related forms: ↑pollute • Hypernyms: ↑environmental condition, ↑impurity, ↑impureness …

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