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carbon sinknoun [C]

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

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carbon sinknoun [C]

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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 ​carbonsinks, ​pulling in more greenhouse ​gases than they ​release during ​natural decay.
(Definition of carbon sink from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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