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pol·lu·tant

(pŏ-lū'tănt),
An undesired contaminant that results in pollution.

pollutant

[pəlo̅o̅′tənt]
Etymology: L, polluere, to defoul
an unwanted substance that occurs in the environment, usually with health-threatening effects. Pollutants may exist in the atmosphere as gases or fine particles that may be irritating to the lungs, eyes, and skin; in drinking water as dissolved or suspended substances; and in foods or beverages as carcinogens or mutagens.

pol·lu·tant

(pŏ-lū'tănt)
An undesired contaminant that results in pollution.
See also: pollution

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