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|part of speech:
||the act or process, or an instance, of polluting.
The company paid a fine for its pollution of the soil near the factory.
||the condition or quality of being polluted.
Pollution of the air is responsible for some of these respiratory illnesses.
||contaminating material that pollutes.
Pollution in the lake is killing the fish.
comes from a Latin word that means "to make filthy." The Latin word for mud is lutum