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ozone hole

n.
A large area of the ozone layer over Antarctica that annually becomes depleted of ozone by the action of chlorofluorocarbons and other pollutants.
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o′zone hole`


n.
any part of the ozone layer that has become depleted by atmospheric pollution, resulting in excess ultraviolet radiation passing through the atmosphere.
[1985–90]
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Noun1.ozone hole - an area of the ozone layer (near the poles) that is seasonally depleted of ozone
hole - an opening into or through something
ozone layer, ozonosphere - a layer in the stratosphere (at approximately 20 miles) that contains a concentration of ozone sufficient to block most ultraviolet radiation from the sun
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