eutrophic

adjective
eu·​tro·​phic | \ yü-ˈtrō-fik How to pronounce eutrophic (audio) \

Definition of eutrophic

of a body of water
: characterized by the state resulting from eutrophication — compare mesotrophic, oligotrophic

Other Words from eutrophic

eutrophy \ ˈyü-​trə-​fē How to pronounce eutrophic (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of eutrophic

1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eutrophic

probably from German Eutroph eutrophic, from Greek eutrophos well-nourished, nourishing, from eu- + trephein to nourish

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“Eutrophic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eutrophic. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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