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ecocide

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noun eco·cide \ˈē-kə-ˌsīd, ˈe-, -(ˌ)kō-\

Definition of ecocide

  1. :  the destruction of large areas of the natural environment especially as a result of deliberate human action

ecocidal

play \-ˈsī-dəl\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of ecocide

eco- + -cide


First Known Use: 1969


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