Definitions

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  • n. A subject that pollutes, be it a person, company, country, factory or another subject.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who pollutes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who pollutes or profanes; a defiler.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person or organization that causes pollution of the environment

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Lyndsey Layton, of The Washington Post: The Defense Department, the nation's biggest polluter, is resisting orders from the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up Fort Meade and two other military bases where the EPA says dumped chemicals pose 'imminent and substantial' dangers to public health and the environment.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • I was reading a bit over at the Financial Times about a global warming conference Bush summoned with all of the other big polluters (side note: in German the word for polluter is umweltverschmutzer, which amounts literally to something like earth dirty maker).

    Pipe Dream

  • What "balance" means to a polluter is that each time they ask, they take half.

    Bad for bidness?

  • Most dislike them due to pollution, which isn't a small consideration given that the state's most prolific water polluter is a hog megafarm in the Western part of the state.

    Mitch to Farmers: Suck It

  • "The upshot is that the polluter is allowed to keep on polluting."

    John Feffer: Midterm Miscarriage

  • “Economic output” that pollutes the water imposes a cost that, in any reasonable economic system, the polluter should be accountable for.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Legal Clinics Under Siege

  • I'm tired of Alberta being made out to be the big bad polluter, that is ruining our children's lives.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • A few weeks ago our farming leaders were talking big about suing for compensation - at a time when they thought the polluter was a small US private sector business.

    The Polluter Pays - unless your name is Gordon

  • This provision turns the so-called polluter-pay principle on its head.

    Floor Statement of Senator Clinton on Energy Bill

  • Q Under the President's action, there isn't a polluter or a so-called polluter in the country that does not do business with the government that could escape the reporting requirements?

    Epa Administrator Browner Briefing On Executive Order

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