noun \ˈē-kə-ˌsīd, ˈe-, -(ˌ)kō-\

Definition of ECOCIDE

:  the destruction of large areas of the natural environment especially as a result of deliberate human action
eco·cid·al \-ˈsī-dəl\ adjective

Origin of ECOCIDE

eco- + -cide
First Known Use: 1969


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