from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The use of biological agents, such as bacteria or plants, to remove or neutralize contaminants, as in polluted soil or water.
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- n. The use of biological organisms, usually microorganisms, to remove contaminants, especially from polluted water
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the branch of biotechnology that uses biological processes to overcome environmental problems.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the branch of biotechnology that uses biological process to overcome environmental problems
- n. the act of treating waste or pollutants by the use of microorganisms (as bacteria) that can break down the undesirable substances
bio- + remediation (Wiktionary)