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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
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First Known Use of EUTROPHICATION

1946

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