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carbon dioxidenoun [U]

uk   /ˌkɑː.bən daɪˈɒk.saɪd/ us   /ˌkɑːr.bən daɪˈɑːk.saɪd/ symbol CO2
B2 the gas formed when carbon is burned, or when people or animals breathe out: carbon dioxide emissions

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(Definition of carbon dioxide from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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carbon dioxidenoun [U]

/ˈkɑr·bən dɑɪˈɑk·sɑɪd/
biology the gas produced when animal or vegetable matter is burned, or when animals breathe out
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carbon dioxidenoun [U]

uk   us   also carbon, abbreviation CO2
ENVIRONMENT the gas formed when carbon is burned, or when people or animals breathe out. Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas: The UK plans to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 60% by 2050. Hotter days could be ahead as the carbon dioxide levels in Earth's atmosphere continue to rise.emit/release carbon dioxide Human energy consumption releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. absorb/capture carbon dioxide
(Definition of carbon dioxide from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “carbon dioxide”
in Arabic ثاني أكسيد الكَربون…
in Korean 이산화탄소…
in Portuguese dióxido de carbono…
in Catalan diòxid de carboni…
in Japanese 二酸化炭素…
in Chinese (Simplified) 二氧化碳…
in Turkish karbondioksit…
in Russian углекислый газ…
in Chinese (Traditional) 二氧化碳…
in Italian diossido di carbonio…
in Polish dwutlenek węgla…
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