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1. bioremediation

noun. the act of treating waste or pollutants by the use of microorganisms (as bacteria) that can break down the undesirable substances.

Synonyms

  • treatment

Antonyms

  • unloading

Etymology

  • bio- (English)
  • βίος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • remediation (English)
  • -ion (English)

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2. bioremediation

noun. the branch of biotechnology that uses biological process to overcome environmental problems.

Synonyms

  • biotechnology

Etymology

  • bio- (English)
  • βίος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • remediation (English)
  • -ion (English)

Example sentences of the word bioremediation


1. Noun, singular or mass
In the first five years after the accident, the oil was disappearing at a rate of about 70 percent due to successful bioremediation.

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