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bi·o·de·grad·a·ble

 (bī′ō-dĭ-grā′də-bəl)
adj.
Capable of being decomposed by biological agents, especially bacteria: a biodegradable detergent.

bi′o·de·grad′a·bil′i·ty n.
bi′o·deg′ra·da′tion (-dĕg′rə-dā′shən) n.
bi′o·de·grade′ v.

biodegradable

(ˌbaɪəʊdɪˈɡreɪdəbəl)
adj
(Environmental Science) (of sewage constituents, packaging material, etc) capable of being decomposed by bacteria or other biological means
biodegradation n
biodegradability n

bi•o•de•grad•a•ble

(ˌbaɪ oʊ dɪˈgreɪ də bəl)

adj.
capable of decaying through the action of living organisms: biodegradable paper; biodegradable detergent.
[1960–65]
bi`o•de•grad`a•bil′i•ty, n.

bi·o·de·grad·a·ble

(bī′ō-dĭ-grā′də-bəl)
Capable of being decomposed by the action of biological agents, especially bacteria: a biodegradable detergent.

biodegradable

Capable of being broken down by such living agents as bacteria. Some plastics are biodegradable.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.biodegradable - capable of being decomposed by e.g. bacteriabiodegradable - capable of being decomposed by e.g. bacteria; "a biodegradable detergent"
perishable - liable to perish; subject to destruction or death or decay; "this minute and perishable planet"; "perishable foods such as butter and fruit"
Translations
biologicky odbouratelnýbiologicky rozložitelný
biologisk nedbrydelig
biodegradebla
luonnossa hajoava
biorazgradiv
biológiailag lebontható
niîurbrjótanlegur; uppleysanlegur
生物分解性の
생분해성의
biologiškai skaidomas
bioloģiski sadalāms
biologicky rozložiteľný
bilogiskt nedbrytbar
ย่อยสลายได้ตามธรรมชาติ
biyo-çözünürbiyolojik olarak parçalanabilirdoğaya karışan
có thể phân hủy vi sinh

biodegradable

[ˌbaɪədɪˈgreɪdəbl] ADJbiodegradable

biodegradable

[ˌbaɪəʊdɪˈgreɪdəbəl] adj [material] → biodégradable

biodegradable

[ˈbaɪəʊdɪˈgreɪdəbl] adjbiodegradabile

biodegradable

(baiədiˈgreidəbl) adjective
able to be separated into individual parts by bacteria. All vegetable matter is biodegradable.

biodegradable

قَابِلٌ لِلتَحَلُّل biologicky odbouratelný biologisk nedbrydelig biologisch abbaubar βιοδιασπώμενος biodegradable luonnossa hajoava biodégradable biorazgradiv biodegradabile 生物分解性の 생분해성의 biologisch afbreekbaar biologisk nedbrytbar ulegający biodegradacji biodegradável поддающийся биологическому разложению bilogiskt nedbrytbar ย่อยสลายได้ตามธรรมชาติ biyo-çözünür có thể phân hủy vi sinh 可生物分解

biodegradable

adj biodegradable
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