Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who pollutes or profanes; a defiler.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who pollutes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun 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

  • 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.

    Pentagon: Toxic Criminals

  • 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).

    Archive 2007-09-01

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

    Bad for bidness?

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • "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

  • “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

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