Definitions for "Nutrient pollution"
Contamination by excessive inputs of nutrient: a primary cause of eutrophication of surface waters, in which excess nutrients, usually nitrogen or phosphorus, stimulate algal growth. Sources of nutrient pollution include runoff from fields and pastures, discharges from septic tanks and feedlots, and emissions from combustion.
a nourishing contamination that causes unwanted plant growth. ocean: a very large body of salt water that covers nearly 3/4 of the Earth’s surface. oil spill: a form of pollution in which oil from various sources leaks into the water. peat: rich organic material that is made up mostly of partially decayed plant material.
Contamination of water resources by excessive inputs of nutrients. In surface waters, excess algal production is a major concern.