ecocide[ē′kō sīd′, ek′ō-]
the destruction of the environment or of ecosystems, as by the use of defoliants or the emission of pollutants
Origin: eco- plush -cide
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- ecocidal adjective
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Heedless or deliberate destruction of the natural environment, as by pollutants or an act of war.