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Heedless or deliberate destruction of the natural environment, as by pollutants or an act of war.
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(Environmental Science) total destruction of an area of the natural environment, esp by human agency
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ec•o•cide(ˈɛk əˌsaɪd, ˈi kə-)
the destruction of large areas of the environment by such activity as overexploitation of resources or dumping of toxic chemicals.
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destruction of the environment.See also: Environment
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n → Umweltzerstörung f
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