acid rain Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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acid rainnoun [U]

uk   us  
rain that ​containslargeamounts of ​harmfulchemicals as a ​result of ​burningsubstances such as ​coal and ​oil
(Definition of acid rain from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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acid rainnoun [U]

 us   /ˈæs·ɪd ˈreɪn/
rain that ​containsacidsproduced by ​burningfuels such as ​coal and ​oil and that can ​causeharm to the ​environment
(Definition of acid rain from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “acid rain”
in Arabic المَطر الحَمضي…
in Korean 산성비…
in Portuguese chuva ácida…
in Catalan pluja àcida…
in Japanese 酸性雨…
in Chinese (Simplified) 酸雨…
in Turkish asit yağmuru…
in Russian кислотный дождь…
in Chinese (Traditional) 酸雨…
in Italian pioggia acida…
in Polish kwaśny deszcz…
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