environmental


environmental
en·vi·ron·men·tal (ĕn-vī'rən-mĕnʹtl, -vī'ərn-) adj.
1. Of, relating to, or associated with the environment.
2. Relating to or being concerned with the ecological impact of altering the environment.
3. Medicine. Of or relating to potentially harmful factors originating in the environment:

environmental illness.

  en·vi'ron·menʹtal·ly adv.

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(as used in expressions)
environmental terrorism

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