Definition of bioremediation in English:

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bioremediation

Pronunciation: /ˌbīōriˌmēdēˈāSHən/

noun

The use of either naturally occurring or deliberately introduced microorganisms or other forms of life to consume and break down environmental pollutants, in order to clean up a polluted site.
Example sentences
  • Our initial focus was on biodiversity and food and farming issues, as well as bioremediation and natural treatment systems for decontaminating the environment.
  • Microorganisms can be used for biodegradation and bioremediation by breaking down toxic compounds.
  • And many more species are turning out to be useful for major industries such as biological control, biological mining, bioremediation and environmental monitoring.

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Syllabification: bi·o·re·me·di·a·tion

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