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Originally, it denoted the "discharge of semen other than during sex." Now it denotes any environmental contamination. What word is it?

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Answer: pollution

The word pollution entered English denoting "discharge of semen other than during sex." It derives from the Latin polluere, to soil, defile, or contaminate. The sense "contamination of the environment" was first recorded in about 1860, but was not common until the 1950s.

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