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Definition of environmental adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



/ɪnˌvaɪərnˈmɛntl; ɪnˌvaɪrənˈmɛntl/ environmental pronunciation American
[usually before noun]
1 connected with the natural conditions in which people, animals, and plants live; connected with the environmentthe environmental impact of pollutionenvironmental issues/problemsan environmental group/movement (= that aims to improve or protect the natural environment)environmental damage2 connected with the conditions that affect the behavior and development of someone or somethingenvironmental influencesan environmental health officer environmentally
/ɪnˌvaɪərnˈmɛntli/ environmentally pronunciation American
/ɪnˌvaɪrənˈmɛntli/ environmentally pronunciation American
adverban environmentally sensitive area (= one that is easily damaged or that contains rare animals, plants, etc.)environmentally damaging