- The definition of biodegradable is something that can decompose or break down naturally by microbial action.
An example of biodegradable is vegetable scraps.
This pile of kitchen scraps is biodegradable.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: bio- plush degrad(e) plush -able
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- biˌo·de·gradˌa·bilˈi·ty noun
- biˌo·degˌra·daˈtion noun
- biˌo·de·gradeˈ verb
biodegradable - Cultural Definition
Material that, left to itself, will be decomposed by natural processes.
- The use of biodegradable packaging is supposed to reduce the volume of waste in landfills.
biodegradable - Medical Definition
biodegradable - Science Definition
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