Definition of Biodegrade

1. Verb. Break down naturally through the action of biological agents. "Plastic bottles do not biodegrade"

Generic synonyms: Decompose, Molder, Moulder, Rot



Definition of Biodegrade

1. Verb. to decompose as a result of biological action, especially by microorganisms ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Biodegrade

1. [v -GRADED, -GRADING, -GRADES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Biodegrade

biodatas
biodebridement
biodefence
biodefences
biodefense
biodefenses
biodeficient
biodegradabilities
biodegradability
biodegradable
biodegradable pollution
biodegradables
biodegradably
biodegradation
biodegradations
biodegrade (current term)
biodegraded
biodegrades
biodegrading
biodemographic
biodemography
bioderived
biodeterioration
biodeteriorations
biodevice
biodevices
biodiagnostic
biodiesel
biodiesels
biodilution

Literary usage of Biodegrade

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1. In-Situ Bioremediation of Ground Water and Geological Material: A Review of ...by Robert D. Norris by Robert D. Norris (1995)
"Virtually all hydrocarbons biodegrade more rapidly in the presence of dissolved oxygen. ... If the Waste Doesn't Completely biodegrade, Where Will It Go? ..."

2. Theme Pockets by Michelle Noble Barnett, Caitlin Rabanera, Ann Switzer (1999)
"It takes one year for a woolen sock to biodegrade. It takes 200 years for an or aluminum can to biodegrade. o 14 million pounds of garbage are dumped into ..."

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