Meaning of “carbon sink” in the English Dictionary

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"carbon sink" in British English

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carbon sinknoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɑː.bən ˌsɪŋk/ us /ˈkɑːr.bən ˌsɪŋk/ specialized

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

"carbon sink" in Business English

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carbon sinknoun [ C ]

uk us

ENVIRONMENT an area of forest which is large enough to absorb large amounts of carbon dioxide from the air and therefore to reduce the effect of global warming:

Healthy forests are carbon sinks, pulling in more greenhouse gases than they release during natural decay.

(Definition of “carbon sink” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)