Meaning of “carbon dioxide” in the English Dictionary

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"carbon dioxide" in British English

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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)

"carbon dioxide" in American English

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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 dioxide" in Business English

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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)