Definition of eutrophication in English:

eutrophication

Line breaks: eu|trophi|ca¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌjuːtrəfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n
 
/

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.
    More 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

verb

More definitions of eutrophication

Definition of eutrophication in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody