Origin of pollutantfrom pollut(e) + -ant
Polluted runoff draining into a waterway.
The definition of a pollutant is waste or another contaminants that make something, such as the air or water, unclean.
Toxic waste is an example of a pollutant.
something that pollutes; esp., a harmful chemical or waste material discharged into the water or atmosphere
Something that pollutes, especially a waste material that contaminates air, soil, or water.
- A pollutant is extremely small, only two to ten microns in diameter, or less than one-seventh the size of a diameter of a strand of hair.
- Manufacturers claim that replacing air particles with ozone particles (an actual pollutant) increases the quality of the air breathed.
- Anything that churns out harmful smoke, toxins, chemicals, or biological substances into the air is considered a pollutant.
- Ozone, or tropospheric ozone, is a pollutant formed by the reaction of sunlight on hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides.
- Naturally, something that promises to combat this harmful pollutant is a welcome addition to any skincare regimen.