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carbon sink

noun [C]
 
 
ENVIRONMENT an area of forest which is large enough to absorb large amounts of carbon dioxide from the air and therefore to reduce the effect of global warming: Healthy forests are carbon sinks, pulling in more greenhouse gases than they release during natural decay.
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