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ecological

adjective uk   /ˌiː.kəˈlɒdʒ.ɪ.kəl/ us    /-ˈlɑː.dʒɪ-/
B2 relating to ecology or the environment: The destruction of the rain forests is an ecological disaster.
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ecologically
adverb uk   /-ɪ.kəl.i/ us  
B2 It's an ecologically friendly/sound (= not harmful) means of transport.
Translations of “ecological”
in Korean 생태학적인…
in Arabic بيئي…
in Portuguese ecológico…
in Catalan ecològic…
in Japanese 環境に対する, 環境にやさしい…
in Italian ecologico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 生態的, 生態學的, 環保的…
in Russian экологический…
in Turkish çevreye ait, ekolojik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 生态的, 生态学的, 环保的…
in Polish ekologiczny…
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