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Meaning of "oil pollution" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OIL POLLUTION

oil pollution  [ɔɪl pəˈluːʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OIL POLLUTION

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Oil pollution is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OIL POLLUTION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

oil pollution

Oil spill

An oil spill is the release of a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment, especially marine areas, due to human activity, and is a form of pollution. The term is usually applied to marine oil spills, where oil is released into the ocean or coastal waters, but spills may also occur on land. Oil spills may be due to releases of crude oil from tankers, offshore platforms, drilling rigs and wells, as well as spills of refined petroleum products and their by-products, heavier fuels used by large ships such as bunker fuel, or the spill of any oily refuse or waste oil. Spilt oil penetrates into the structure of the plumage of birds and the fur of mammals, reducing its insulating ability, and making them more vulnerable to temperature fluctuations and much less buoyant in the water. Cleanup and recovery from an oil spill is difficult and depends upon many factors, including the type of oil spilled, the temperature of the water, and the types of shorelines and beaches involved. Spills may take weeks, months or even years to clean up.

Definition of oil pollution in the English dictionary

The definition of oil pollution in the dictionary is pollution caused by the leaking of oil, esp. from a ship.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OIL POLLUTION


ablution
əˈbluːʃən
absolution
ˌæbsəˈluːʃən
Aleutian
əˈluːʃən
coevolution
kəʊˌiːvəˈluːʃən
convolution
ˌkɒnvəˈluːʃən
counter-revolution
ˌkaʊntəˌrɛvəˈluːʃən
devolution
ˌdiːvəˈluːʃən
dilution
daɪˈluːʃən
dissolution
ˌdɪsəˈluːʃən
evolution
ˌiːvəˈluːʃən
high-resolution
haɪ ˌrezəˈluːʃən
involution
ˌɪnvəˈluːʃən
irresolution
ɪrˌrɛzəˈluːʃən
macroevolution
ˌmækrəʊˌiːvəˈluːʃən
microevolution
ˌmaɪkrəʊˌiːvəˈluːʃən
pollution
pəˈluːʃən
resolution
ˌrɛzəˈluːʃən
revolution
ˌrɛvəˈluːʃən
solution
səˈluːʃən
volution
vəˈluːʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OIL POLLUTION

oil minister
oil of cloves
oil of turpentine
oil of vitriol
oil of wintergreen
oil paint
oil painting
oil palm
oil pipeline
oil platform
oil press
oil pressure
oil producer
oil refinery
oil rig
Oil Rivers
oil sand
oil shale
oil sheik
oil slick

WORDS THAT END LIKE OIL POLLUTION

accreditation
attribution
caution
constitution
contribution
diminution
distribution
execution
First Amendment of the Constitution
high resolution
institution
New Year resolution
persecution
Poisson distribution
prosecution
prostitution
reconstitution
redistribution
restitution
retribution
substitution

Synonyms and antonyms of oil pollution in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «oil pollution» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OIL POLLUTION

Find out the translation of oil pollution to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of oil pollution from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «oil pollution» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

油污
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

la contaminación por hidrocarburos
570 millions of speakers

English

oil pollution
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तेल प्रदूषण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التلوث النفطي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

загрязнение нефтью
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

poluição por hidrocarbonetos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তেল দূষণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

la pollution de l´ huile
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pencemaran minyak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ölverschmutzung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

石油汚染
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

기름 오염
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Polusi lenga
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ô nhiễm dầu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எண்ணெய் மாசுபாடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तेल प्रदूषण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

petrol kirliliği
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

inquinamento da idrocarburi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zanieczyszczenie olejami
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

забруднення нафтою
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

poluarea cu petrol
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ρύπανσης από πετρέλαιο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oliebesoedeling
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

oljeföroreningar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oljeforurensning
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OIL POLLUTION»

The term «oil pollution» is regularly used and occupies the 104.756 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OIL POLLUTION» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oil pollution

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OIL POLLUTION»

Discover the use of oil pollution in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oil pollution and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Manual on Oil Pollution: Combating oil spills
This book provides a clear and concise overview of the present level of knowledge and expertise in the field of oil spill response.
‎2005
2
Manual on Oil Pollution: Prevention
This Section of the Manual on Oil Pollution is intended to provide practical guidance related to the prevention of pollution from ships, and describes procedures for the handling of oil cargoes, bunkering, ship-to-ship transfer operations, ...
International Maritime Organization, 2011
3
Intentional Oil Pollution at Sea: Environmental Policy and ...
Although an international treaty governs how tankers mustdispose of oil, compliance has been a problem. Intentional Oil Pollution at Sea is a detailed casestudy of how international environmental treaties can be made more effective.
Ronald Bruce Mitchell, 1994
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Civil Liability for Marine Oil Pollution Damage: A ...
This remarkable book - the first in-depth examination of the civil liability regime for marine oil pollution damage from a law and economics perspective - examines the efficiency and effectiveness of the regime, with particular attention to ...
Hui Wang, 2011
5
Oil Pollution Deskbook
With the complete text of the Oil Pollution Act and the essential legislative history, this valuable desk reference provides the reader with a vital understanding of the act and its implications for the future.
Russell V. Randle, 2012
6
Oil Pollution and its Environmental Impact in the Arabian ...
This book compiles recent studies addressing the above issues grouped in four categories; monitoring and characterizing oil spills, modeling the fate of pollutants and oil slicks in marine water, environmental effects of oil pollution on ...
M. Al-Azab, W. El-Shorbagy, S. Al-Ghais, 2005
7
Compulsory Insurance and Compensation for Bunker Oil ...
This book provides a timely and comprehensive study on the concept of compulsory insurance, its main purpose of ensuring compensation and its interrelations with other features such as the rule of strict liability and the limitation of ...
Ling Zhu, 2007
8
Recoverability of Pure Economic Loss Arising from ...
This book focuses on liability and compensation for negligently caused pure economic loss as a general question in tort law and specifically as a question in maritime tort law, especially in cases of oil pollution damage.
Yuna Huang, 2011
9
Pollution from the Carriage of Oil by Sea: Liability and ...
This work examines in detail how responsibility is divided between shipowners and oil companies and which claims for pollution damage are admissible within the framework of the Conventions. the operation and application of the Conventions ...
Wu Chao, 1996
10
China Shifts Gears: Automakers, Oil, Pollution, and Development
Analyzes how the transfer of advanced automobile technology from U.S. firms affects the environment and economic development in China; with detailed case studies of Chinese joint ventures with Jeep, GM, and Ford.
Kelly Sims Gallagher, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OIL POLLUTION»

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Oil pollution in Barrier Reef washes up on three beaches
Oil pollution in water is a very critical issue of our contemporary age. Palm-sized clumps of oil have been washed up Hinchinbrook Island, Great ... «KRWG News22, Jul 15»
2
Free oil spill kits can help curb Puget Sound boating pollution
... we have found commercial fishing vessels and recreational vessels to be the largest contributors of oil pollution in our waterways,” Capt. «The Olympian, Jul 15»
3
Coast of South Carolina considered for off-shore drilling
... that would die from this testing,” said Pat Munson, a Stop Offshore Drilling in the Atlantic – Prevent Oil Pollution (SODA-POP) advocate. «WBTW - Myrtle Beach and Florence SC, Jul 15»
4
Saturday designated oppose off-shore drilling day | News | The …
SODA POP (Stop Off Shore Drilling in the Atlantic Prevent Oil Pollution), a citizen-based grassroots group opposing offshore drilling in the ... «Collection Today, Jul 15»
5
Fiji Pushes to Ratify IMO's Bunker Oil Pollution Convention
... has urged for the ratification of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution, saying it will ... «Ship & Bunker, Jul 15»
6
Thousands of LA-area Oil Wells Under State Investigation for …
But this new investigation suggests an even wider oil pollution risk during the worst drought in state history. It makes no sense to sit on ... «Center for Biological Diversity, Jul 15»
7
Unplugged oil wells may be polluting groundwater
With the possibility of this oil pollution and other environmental issues some people said it could affect their health. "That is a direct link to the ... «KTEN, Jul 15»
8
Houston, Harris County and Metro net $23 million in BP settlement
In 1990, Congress passed the Oil Pollution Act which stated that "you don't have to have oil on your beach for the law to recognize that you've ... «Houston Chronicle, Jul 15»
9
Cyprus: Increased Liability Limits Under LLMC
... Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage 2001. The new limits are 51% higher than the previous limits across the board. «Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide, Jul 15»
10
Fiji urged to ratify IMO's Bunker Oil Pollution Convention
The Pacific island nation of Fiji is being encouraged to ratify the International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s Civil Liability for Bunker Oil ... «bunkerworld, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Oil pollution [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/oil-pollution>. May 2020 ».
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