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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- The destruction of large areas of the natural environment.

Usage examples (37)
  • The word ecocide comes from Greek as well, 'oikos', meaning 'house', and 'cidium', meaning to 'slay' or 'destroy'.
  • Polly Higgins, the lawyer behind the idea of ecocide, is on the board of DESERTEC
  • She also describes ecocide, which is the deliberate destruction of natural places as a war tactic.
  • Any human destruction of nature is described as "ecocide" like genocide. for more
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