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biologicaladjective

uk   /ˌbaɪ.əˈlɒdʒ.ɪ.kəl/ us   /ˌbaɪ.əˈlɑː.dʒɪ.kəl/
B2 connected with the natural processes of living things: the biological sciences Eating is a biological necessity!
[before noun] related by birth: She decided to search for her biological mother after her adoptive parents died.
UK used to describe a substance used for cleaning that uses enzymes to remove dirt: biological washing powder
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using living matter, such as bacteria, to seriously harm and kill people and animals, and to damage crops: biological weapons/warfare

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biologically
adverb uk   /ˌbaɪ.əˈlɒdʒ.ɪ.kəl.i/ us   /ˌbaɪ.əˈlɑː.dʒɪ.kəl.i/
biologically active/stable chemicals
(Definition of biological from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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biologicaladjective [not gradable]

us   /ˌbɑɪ·əˈlɑdʒ·ɪ·kəl/
relating to the natural processes of living things: the biological sciences
Biological also means being related through birth: the biological father/mother/parents
(Definition of biological from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“biological” in British English

Watching the detectorists
Watching the detectorists
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May 31, 2016
by Colin McIntosh You could be forgiven for thinking that old-fashioned hobbies that don’t involve computers have fallen out of favour. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, the internet has made it easier for people with specialist hobbies from different corners of the world to come together to support one another

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to decay naturally and in a way that is not harmful

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