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biodegradable Line breaks: bio|degrad|able
Pronunciation: /ˌbʌɪə(ʊ)dɪˈɡreɪdəb(ə)l/

Definition of biodegradable in English:


(Of a substance or object) capable of being decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms and thereby avoiding pollution: consumers have forced a shift to more biodegradable products
More example sentences
  • If the consumer is involved in purchasing recyclable products, using biodegradable ingredients, points are added.
  • The vegetable wax is biodegradable, and no synthetic fragrances are added to the essential oils.
  • And what happened to the fashion fad for biodegradable packaging?


Pronunciation: /ˌbʌɪə(ʊ)dɪˌɡreɪdəˈbɪlɪti/
Example sentences
  • Polymers DotCom has the following to say on the biodegradability of plastics.
  • But false claims of biodegradability in the past and a lack of a widely accepted and credible degradability standard have undercut the public's trust.
  • They are of benefit to wildlife as they ensure land is kept in a natural state and they adhere to sound ecological values like recycling and biodegradability.
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