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English definition of “dioxin”

dioxin

noun [C or U]     /daɪˈɒk.sɪn/ US  /-ˈɑːk-/
a poisonous chemical of a type produced when substances used for killing plants are made: Highly toxic dioxins were released into the air.Types of chemicalSpecific chemicals, chemical compounds and gasesSubstances and structures in the body
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