- (of a substance) capable of being broken down by light.
Origin of photodegradable
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- (of plastic) capable of being decomposed by prolonged exposure to light
- Capable of being chemically broken down by light.
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- Capable of decomposing when exposed to light. Photodegradable plastic, for example, becomes brittle and breaks into smaller pieces when exposed to sunlight, helping reduce litter and environmental damage.
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