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biodegradable

adjective uk   /ˌbaɪ.əʊ.dɪˈɡreɪ.dɪ.bl̩/ us    /-oʊ-/
able to decay naturally and in a way that is not harmful: Biodegradable packaging helps to limit the amount of harmful chemicals released into the atmosphere.
Translations of “biodegradable”
in Spanish biodegradable…
in French biodégradable…
in German biologisch abbanbar…
in Chinese (Traditional) 能進行生物降解的, 可行生物分解的…
in Russian разлагаемый…
in Turkish çevreye zarar vermeden tabiatta kaybolabilen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 能进行生物降解的…
in Polish ulegający biodegradacji…
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