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biodegradable adjective definition in Waste and pollution topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

biodegradable

 adjective: Waste and pollution topic
a substance or chemical that is biodegradable can be changed to a harmless natural state by the action of bacteria, and will therefore not damage the environment All active ingredients of this soap powder are 98% biodegradable within three days. Most plastics are not readily biodegradable.