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eutrophication

Line breaks: eu|trophi|ca¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌjuːtrəfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n
 
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Definition of eutrophication in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Excessive richness of nutrients in a lake or other body of water, frequently due to run-off from the land, which causes a dense growth of plant life.
Example sentences
  • Algal blooms, toxin production and eutrophication (water pollution caused by excessive plant nutrients) occur as a result of this phosphorous.
  • Nutrient pollution or eutrophication is caused by the massive discharges of nitrates and phosphates into the environment.
  • In our study area, eutrophication promotes excessive growth of filamentous green algae in shallow coastal areas during late spring and early summers.

Derivatives

eutrophicate

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verb

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