Adjective "biodegradable" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of a substance or object) capable of being decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms and thereby avoiding pollution.
  1. 'The biodegradable substances his team has been working on would serve as a scaffold for a cell, he said.'
  2. 'You can also modify the type of oil that plants are producing by introducing a single gene so the plants make a very useful lubricant or something like a biodegradable plastic.'
  3. 'When they can't find a producer to meet their standards, they produce their own, as they do with organic milk and biodegradable soap.'
  4. 'The vegetable wax is biodegradable, and no synthetic fragrances are added to the essential oils.'
  5. 'The biodegradable paper cups introduced two years ago in place of plastic cups are however very much in use.'
  6. 'Since most pesticides are not biodegradable, once they enter the food chain they persist in plant or animal bodies.'
  7. 'Each house in the village now has kitchen gardens sustained by biodegradable substances such as vegetable wastes.'
  8. 'Products made out of biodegradable materials like sisal and areca spathes were also on show at the Town Hall.'
  9. 'The team fashioned the biodegradable plastic into disposable flatware and plates that break down when composted.'
  10. 'Some photodegradable and biodegradable plastics are already in use in agriculture, according to Tyler.'


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

More examples(as adjective)

"materials can be biodegradable in waters."

"plastics can be biodegradable."

"materials can be biodegradable."

"people can be biodegradable."

"polymers can be biodegradable."

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