environmental


environmental
en|vi|ron|men|tal
W2S1 [ınˌvaırənˈmentl] adj
1.) concerning or affecting the air, land, or water on Earth
the environmental damage caused by the chemical industry
an international meeting to discuss environmental issues
the environmental impact of pollution from cars
an environmental group (=group of people who want to protect the environment)
2.) concerning the people and things around you in your life, for example the buildings you use, the people you live or work with, and the general situation you are in
This will reduce the environmental risks to employees' health.
>environmentally adv
environmentally damaging projects

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