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English definition of “environment”

environment

noun (NATURE)    /ɪnˈvaɪ.rən.mənt/ US  /-ˈvaɪr.ən-/
the environment [S] B1 the air, water, and land in or on which people, animals, and plants live: Certain chemicals have been banned because of their damaging effect on the environment. We're not doing enough to protect the environment from pollution.Environmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectors
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