Meaning of ENVIRONMENT in English

ENVIRONMENT

noun

1 conditions of the place where you are

ADJECTIVE

▪ immediate

Cold-blooded animals depend on the temperature of their immediate ~.

▪ external

▪ alien , new , unfamiliar

▪ natural

marine life in its natural ~

▪ changing , ever-changing ( esp. AmE )

▪ comfortable , protected , safe , secure , stable

▪ friendly , supportive

▪ hospitable , pleasant

▪ clean , healthy

▪ stimulating

▪ favourable/favorable , ideal

This period provided an ideal ~ for the spread of communism.

▪ uncertain , unstable

▪ dangerous

▪ noisy

▪ competitive

▪ stressful

▪ extreme , harsh , hostile

▪ fragile

Walkers can unwittingly damage the fragile ~ in which the birds live.

▪ built , urban

the quality of our natural and built ~s

▪ rural

▪ cold , warm

▪ aquatic , coastal , forest , marine , mountain

▪ domestic , family , home

Children learn best in their home ~.

▪ physical

▪ cultural , emotional , social

▪ office , work , working , workplace

A comfortable working ~ will increase productivity.

▪ online

▪ classroom , educational , learning , school , teaching , training

▪ economic , financial

Investors are showing more caution in the current economic ~.

▪ political

▪ business , commercial , corporate

She now had to transfer her design skills to a commercial ~.

▪ professional

VERB + ENVIRONMENT

▪ create , foster , provide

parents who strive to provide a stimulating ~ for their children to grow up in

▪ adapt to

creatures that have adapted to hostile desert ~s

▪ alter , change

▪ shape

▪ improve

▪ explore

The cat walked around, exploring its new ~.

▪ control

PREPOSITION

▪ in an/the ~

people working in increasingly competitive ~s

▪ ~ for

an ~ for economic growth

▪ ~ of

an ~ of fear

PHRASES

▪ an ~ conducive to sth

The hospital architect tries to create an ~ conducive to healing.

▪ today's ~

In today's competitive business ~, companies focus on minimizing costs.

2 the environment the natural world

ADJECTIVE

▪ natural

▪ global , world

▪ local

VERB + THE ENVIRONMENT

▪ preserve , protect , safeguard , save

The government should do more to protect the ~.

▪ clean up , improve

▪ affect , have an impact on , impact ( AmE )

factors that have a huge impact on the ~

▪ damage , harm , pollute

industries which damage the ~

▪ threaten

ENVIRONMENT + NOUN

▪ agency , committee , department , group (all esp. BrE )

▪ chief ( BrE ), minister ( esp. BrE )

▪ spokesman , spokeswoman (both BrE )

▪ correspondent , editor (both BrE )

▪ policy ( esp. BrE )

▪ protection ( esp. BrE )

▪ issues

PREPOSITION

▪ in the ~

the amount of carbon in the ~

PHRASES

▪ conservation of the ~ , protection of the ~

▪ damage to the ~

farming methods that minimize damage to the ~

▪ harmful to the ~

The label identifies the products that are least harmful to the ~.

▪ pollution of the ~

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