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water pollution

Any substance or energy form (heat, light, noise, etc.) which alters the state of a body of water from what would naturally occur. Especially associated with those altered states which human value judgements have decreed as bad.
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  • contaminants in water
  • contamination of water
  • water contamination
  • water contaminants
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