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eutrophication

eutrophication

noun eu·tro·phi·ca·tion \yü-ˌtrō-fə-ˈkā-shən, ˌyü-trə-fə-\

Definition of EUTROPHICATION

:  the process by which a body of water becomes enriched in dissolved nutrients (as phosphates) that stimulate the growth of aquatic plant life usually resulting in the depletion of dissolved oxygen

First Known Use of EUTROPHICATION

1946

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