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Meaning of “biodegradable” in the English Dictionary

"biodegradable" in British English

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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 ​decaynaturally and without harming the ​environment
(Definition of biodegradable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"biodegradable" in Business English

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biodegradableadjective

uk   us   /ˌbaɪəʊdɪˈɡreɪdəbl/
ENVIRONMENT able to decay naturally and in a way that is not harmful to the ​environment: The ​company, which makes biodegradable ​waste bags, has ​manufacturingplants in Italy and Germany. biodegradable ​materials/​packaging/​plastic
(Definition of biodegradable from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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