biodegradable


adjective

  1. capable of decaying through the action of living organisms: biodegradable paper; biodegradable detergent.

adjective

  1. (of sewage constituents, packaging material, etc) capable of being decomposed by bacteria or other biological means
adj.

also bio-degradable, 1960, from bio- + degrade + -able.

adj.

  1. Capable of being decomposed by biological agents, especially bacteria.

  1. Capable of being decomposed by the action of biological agents, especially bacteria.

Material that, left to itself, will be decomposed by natural processes.

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