ecocide


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e·co·cide

 (ē′kō-sīd′, ĕk′ō-)
n.
Heedless or deliberate destruction of the natural environment, as by pollutants or an act of war.

ecocide

(ˈiːkəˌsaɪd; ˈɛkə-)
n
(Environmental Science) total destruction of an area of the natural environment, esp by human agency

ec•o•cide

(ˈɛk əˌsaɪd, ˈi kə-)

n.
the destruction of large areas of the environment by such activity as overexploitation of resources or dumping of toxic chemicals.
[1965–70, Amer.]
ec`o•ci′dal, adj.

ecocide

destruction of the environment.
See also: Environment
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