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the greenhouse effectnoun [S]

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an ​increase in the ​amount of carbon dioxide and other ​gases in the atmosphere (= ​mix of ​gases which surround the earth), which is believed to cause the surface of the earth to become gradually warmer and to be a threat to its future: They ​claim that the ​floods are a ​result of the greenhouse ​effect. As it rots, it ​releasescarbon dioxide and methane, ​contributing to the greenhouse ​effect.
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