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Meaning of ecocide

ec•o•cide

Pronunciation: (ek'u-sīd", ē'ku-), [key]
— n.
  1. the destruction of large areas of the natural environment by such activity as nuclear warfare, overexploitation of resources, or dumping of harmful chemicals.
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