Meaning of ENVIRONMENTAL in English

ENVIRONMENTAL

/ ɪnˌvaɪrənˈmentl; NAmE / adjective [ usually before noun ]

1.

connected with the natural conditions in which people, animals and plants live; connected with the environment :

the environmental impact of pollution

environmental issues / problems

an environmental group / movement (= that aims to improve or protect the natural environment)

environmental damage

2.

connected with the conditions that affect the behaviour and development of sb/sth :

environmental influences

an environmental health officer

►  en·vir·on·men·tal·ly / -təli; NAmE / adverb :

an environmentally sensitive area (= one that is easily damaged or that contains rare animals, plants, etc.)

environmentally damaging

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