ecocatastrophe
noun Date: 1969 a major destructive upset in the balance of nature especially when caused by the action of humans

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  • ecocatastrophe — [ē΄kō kə tas′trə fē] n. a widespread disturbance or destruction of an ecological system, caused as by an invasive organism or, esp., by human activity: also written eco catastrophe …   English World dictionary

  • ecocatastrophe — /ek oh keuh tas treuh fee, ee koh /, n. Ecol. a disaster caused by changes in the environment. [1965 70; ECO + CATASTROPHE] * * * …   Universalium

  • ecocatastrophe — n. environmental catastrophe, catastrophe caused by changes in the environment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ecocatastrophe — eco·catastrophe …   English syllables

  • ecocatastrophe — ec•o•ca•tas•tro•phe [[t]ˌɛk oʊ kəˈtæs trə fi, ˌi koʊ [/t]] n. ecl a widespread disaster caused by detrimental changes in the environment • Etymology: 1965–70 …   From formal English to slang

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  • экологическая катастрофа — — [http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/alphabetic?langcode=en] EN ecocatastrophe A sudden, widespread disaster or calamity causing extensive damage to the environment that threatens the quality of life for people living in the affected area… …   Справочник технического переводчика

  • eco- — combining form Etymology: Late Latin oeco household, from Greek oik , oiko , from oikos house more at vicinity 1. habitat or environment < ecospecies > 2. ecological or environmental < eco …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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