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biodegradable

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adjective bio·de·grad·able \-di-ˈgrā-də-bəl\

Simple Definition of biodegradable

  • : capable of being slowly destroyed and broken down into very small parts by natural processes, bacteria, etc.

Full Definition of biodegradable

  1. :  capable of being broken down especially into innocuous products by the action of living things (as microorganisms) <biodegradable trash bags>

bio·de·grad·abil·i·ty play \-ˌgrā-də-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
biodegradable noun
bio·deg·ra·da·tion play \-ˌde-grə-ˈdā-shən\ noun
bio·de·grade play \-di-ˈgrād\ verb

1961

First Known Use of biodegradable

1961

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BIODEGRADABLE Defined for Kids

biodegradable

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adjective bio·de·grad·able \ˌbī-ō-di-ˈgrā-də-bəl\

Definition of biodegradable

  1. :  possible to break down into very small harmless parts by the action of living things (as bacteria)




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biodegradable

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adjective bio·de·grad·able \-di-ˈgrād-ə-bəl\

Medical Definition of biodegradable

  1. :  capable of being broken down especially into innocuous products by the action of living things (as microorganisms)

  2. bio·de·grad·abil·i·ty \-ˌgrād-ə-ˈbil-ət-ē\play noun, plural bio·de·grad·abil·i·ties
    bio·deg·ra·da·tion \-ˌdeg-rə-ˈdā-shən\play noun
    bio·de·grade \-di-ˈgrād\play verb, bio·de·grad·ed bio·de·grad·ing




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