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English definition of “the greenhouse effect”

the greenhouse effect

noun [S]    
an increase in the amount of carbon dioxide and other gases in the atmosphere (= mixture of gases around the Earth), that is believed to be the cause of a gradual warming of the surface of the EarthEnvironmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectors
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