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carbon dioxide

noun [U]
 
 
( also carbon, abbreviation CO2)
ENVIRONMENT the gas formed when carbon is burned, or when people or animals breathe out. Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas: The UK plans to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 60% by 2050. Hotter days could be ahead as the carbon dioxide levels in Earth's atmosphere continue to rise.emit/release carbon dioxide Human energy consumption releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. absorb/capture carbon dioxide
→  Compare carbon monoxide
Translations of “carbon dioxide”
in Korean 이산화탄소…
in Arabic ثاني أكسيد الكَربون…
in Portuguese dióxido de carbono…
in Catalan diòxid de carboni…
in Japanese 二酸化炭素…
in Italian diossido di carbonio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 二氧化碳…
in Russian углекислый газ…
in Turkish karbondioksit…
in Chinese (Simplified) 二氧化碳…
in Polish dwutlenek węgla…
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