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The act or process of contaminating; pollution; defilement; taint; also, that which contaminates.
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  1. The act or process of contaminating; pollution; defilement; taint; also, that which contaminates.
  2. (Linguistics) A process whereby words with related meanings come to have similar sounds.
  3. The process of making a material or surface unclean or unsuited for its intended purpose, usually by the addition or attachment of undesirable foreign substances.
(--- Chemistry) Separation into constituents by chemical reaction.
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  1. (--- Chemistry) Separation into constituents by chemical reaction.
  2. The separation of a substance into simpler substances or basic elements. Decomposition can be brought about by exposure to heat, light, or chemical or biological activity.
  3. The process of breaking down organic material, such as dead plant or animal tissue, into smaller molecules that are available for use by the organisms of an ecosystem. Decomposition is carried on by bacteria, fungi, protists, worms, and certain other organisms.
The act or process of corrupting.
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  1. The act or process of corrupting.
  2. Bribery or similar dishonest dealings
  3. The act or fact of making, becoming, or being corrupt
An adulterating or being adulterated
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  1. An adulterating or being adulterated
  2. The action of adulterating, being mixed with extraneous material, illicit substitution of one substance for another.
  3. An adulterated substance, commodity, etc.
The condition or causative agent, such as a bacterium, fungus, or virus, that results in blight.
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  1. The condition or causative agent, such as a bacterium, fungus, or virus, that results in blight.
  2. The condition or result of being blighted
  3. The bacterium, fungus, or virus that causes such a disease.
The adhesion of a foreign material onto a surface, especially so as to reduce its functionality
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  1. The adhesion of a foreign material onto a surface, especially so as to reduce its functionality
An island off the east coast of Essex where the Thames estuary joins the North Sea.
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  1. An island off the east coast of Essex where the Thames estuary joins the North Sea.
  2. The state of being foul
A trace of corruption, disgrace, evil, etc.
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  1. A trace of corruption, disgrace, evil, etc.
  2. An undesirable or corrupting influence or association:
  3. An infectious or contaminating trace; infection, decay, etc.
A desecrating or being desecrated
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  1. A desecrating or being desecrated
  2. An act of disrespect or impiety towards something considered sacred.
A profaning or being profaned; desecration; defilement
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  1. A profaning or being profaned; desecration; defilement
  2. The act or an instance of profaning; desecration.
Physical maltreatment or violence:
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  1. Physical maltreatment or violence:
  2. Improper or excessive use; misuse:
  3. Sexual abuse.
The process of growing worse, or the state of having grown worse.
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  1. The process of growing worse, or the state of having grown worse.
The quality of being rotten.
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(Law) The destruction or alteration of a document by an unauthorized person
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  1. (Law) The destruction or alteration of a document by an unauthorized person
  2. (Law) Unauthorized alteration or destruction of a legal document, such as a contract or will.
  3. The intentional destruction, mutilation, concealment, or alteration of (usually documentary) evidence. If proven, spoliation may help to establish that the evidence was detrimental to the party responsible for it.
(Accounting) A downward revaluation, a write-down.
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  1. (Accounting) A downward revaluation, a write-down.
  2. The result of being impaired; a deterioration or weakening; a disability or handicap; an inefficient part or factor.
Improper, unlawful, or incorrect use; misapplication.
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  1. Improper, unlawful, or incorrect use; misapplication.
  2. (Obs.) Bad or harsh treatment
The pathological state resulting from having been infected:
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  1. The pathological state resulting from having been infected:
  2. An instance of being infected:
  3. The invasion of bodily tissue by pathogenic microorganisms that proliferate, resulting in tissue injury that can progress to disease:
An adulterating or being adulterated
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  1. An adulterating or being adulterated
  2. An adulterated substance, commodity, etc.
  3. The action of adulterating, being mixed with extraneous material, illicit substitution of one substance for another.
(Linguistics) A process whereby words with related meanings come to have similar sounds.
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  1. (Linguistics) A process whereby words with related meanings come to have similar sounds.
  2. A contaminating or being contaminated
  3. The process of making a material or surface unclean or unsuited for its intended purpose, usually by the addition or attachment of undesirable foreign substances.
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  1. (Archaic) The act of sophisticating; adulteration.
  2. (Archaic) The use of sophistry
  3. Falsification or contamination.
An island off the east coast of Essex where the Thames estuary joins the North Sea.
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  1. An island off the east coast of Essex where the Thames estuary joins the North Sea.
  2. The state of being foul
The quality or condition of being impure, especially:
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  1. The quality or condition of being impure, especially:
  2. The state or quality of being impure
  3. Lack of consistency or homogeneity; adulteration.
(Uncountable) The state of being unclean
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  1. (Uncountable) The state of being unclean
  2. (Countable) The result or product of being unclean.
The state or quality of being unwholesome.
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  1. The state or quality of being unwholesome.
Find another word for pollution. In this page you can discover 36 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for pollution, like: contamination, decomposition, corruption, defilement, adulteration, blight, soiling, fouling, foulness, taint and tainting.