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 (grēn′wŏsh′ĭng, -wôsh′-)
The dissemination of misleading information that conceals abuse of the environment in order to present a positive public image.

[green + -washing (as in brainwashing whitewashing).]

green′washed′ adj.


The practice of encouraging potential investors or customers to believe that a company has environmentally friendly practices, especially when these are seemingly contradictory to that company’s core business. An example might be environmental programs or initiatives launched by an oil company.
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