from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An area of the ozone layer, such as the large area over Antarctica or the smaller area over the North Pole, that periodically becomes depleted of ozone.
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- n. A region of the stratosphere over Antarctica (and a smaller one over the Arctic) that is depleted of ozone in the local spring.
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- n. an area of the ozone layer (near the poles) that is seasonally depleted of ozone
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