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Definition of greenwash noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



, NAmE//ˈɡrinwɔʃ//
[uncountable] (disapproving)
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activities by a company or an organization that are intended to make people think that it is concerned about the environment, even if its real business actually harms the environment A common form of greenwash is to publicly claim a commitment to the environment while quietly lobbying to avoid regulation.
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