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 as a consequence of human activity action

ecocidal

play \ˌē-kə-ˈsī-dəl, ˌe-, -(ˌ)kō-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of ecocide

eco- + -cide


First Known Use: 1969


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