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UK [ˌiːkəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l] / US [ˌekəˈlɑdʒɪk(ə)l] adjective [usually before noun]
1) relating to the environment and the way that plants, animals, and humans live together and affect each other

worldwide ecological changes

The earthquake has caused an ecological disaster.

2) working to protect the environment

It is known as one of the country's leading ecological groups.


Derived word:
ecologically
UK [ˌiːkəˈlɒdʒɪklɪ] / US [ˌekəˈlɑdʒɪklɪ] adverb

an ecologically sound product


ecologically sensitive areas


English dictionary. 2014.

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