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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Heedless or deliberate destruction of the natural environment, as by pollutants or an act of war.

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  • n. The complete destruction of an ecosystem due to human activities. It may result from exploitation of resources, nuclear warfare or the dumping of harmful chemicals.

Etymologies

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eco- + -cide

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