Definition of ecocide in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈēkōˌsīd/ /ˈekōˌsīd/


Destruction of the natural environment, especially when willfully done.
Example sentences
  • Through a century marked by ecocide - toxic releases, poisoned lands, nuclear accidents - Russian naturalists have battled, often against a totalitarian government, to save refuges like the one where Tatiana now works.
  • The great mass of Russians, all too aware of the Soviet ecocide that decimated their land, have a passionate sense of the need to protect their environment.
  • However, we tend to be less aware of our own ecocide.

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Syllabification: ec·o·cide

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