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biodegrade

[ bahy-oh-di-greyd ]
/ 藢ba瑟 o蕣 d瑟藞gre瑟d /
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verb (used without object), bi路o路de路grad路ed, bi路o路de路grad路ing.
to decay and become absorbed by the environment: toys that will biodegrade when they're discarded.
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Origin of biodegrade

First recorded in 1970鈥75; back formation from biodegradable

OTHER WORDS FROM biodegrade

bi路o路deg路ra路da路tion [bahy-oh-deg-ruh-dey-shuhn], /藢ba瑟 o蕣藢d蓻g r蓹藞de瑟 蕛蓹n/, noun
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