environmental


environmental
[[t]ɪnva͟ɪ͟ərənme̱nt(ə)l[/t]]
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1) ADJ: ADJ n Environmental means concerned with the protection of the natural world of land, sea, air, plants, and animals.

...economic and environmental legislation.

...the environmental claims being made for some products...

Environmental groups plan to stage public protests during the conference.

Derived words:
environmentally ADV ADV adj

He veered away from the most environmentally sound option.

...the high price of environmentally friendly goods.

2) ADJ: ADJ n Environmental means relating to or caused by the surroundings in which someone lives or something exists.

It protects against environmental hazards such as wind and sun...

The form the human family takes is a response to environmental pressures.


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