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Meaning of photochemical smog

pho'tochem'ical smog'

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— Meteorol. Meteorol.
  1. air pollution containing ozone and other reactive chemical compounds formed by the action of sunlight on nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons, esp. those in automobile exhaust. Also called
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