Meaning of “biodegradable” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “biodegradable” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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biodegradableadjective

us /ˌbɑɪ·oʊ·dɪˈɡreɪ·də·bəl/

biology (of a substance) able to decay naturally and without harming the environment

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"biodegradable" in Business English

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biodegradableadjective

uk /ˌbaɪəʊdɪˈɡreɪdəbl/ us

ENVIRONMENT able to decay naturally and in a way that is not harmful to the environment:

The company, which makes biodegradable waste bags, has manufacturing plants in Italy and Germany.
biodegradable materials/packaging/plastic

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