ecocide

noun
eco·​cide | \ ˈē-kə-ˌsīd How to pronounce ecocide (audio) , ˈe-, -(ˌ)kō-\

Definition of ecocide

: the destruction of large areas of the natural environment as a consequence of human activity

Other Words from ecocide

ecocidal \ ˌē-​kə-​ˈsī-​dᵊl How to pronounce ecocidal (audio) , ˌe-​ , -​(ˌ)kō-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of ecocide

1969, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ecocide

eco- + -cide

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