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[fahy-toh-ri-mee-dee-ey-shuh n] /ˌfaɪ toʊ rɪˌmi diˈeɪ ʃən/

a process of decontaminating soil or water by using plants and trees to absorb or break down pollutants.
another name for bioremediation
See under bioremediation.


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