acid rain


acid rain
noun
rain containing acids that form in the atmosphere when industrial gas emissions (especially sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides) combine with water
Syn: ↑acid precipitation
Hypernyms: ↑air pollution

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noun [noncount]
: rain that contains dangerous chemicals because of smoke from cars and factories

trees damaged by acid rain

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ˌacid ˈrain [acid rain] noun uncountable
rain that contains harmful chemicals from factory gases and that damages trees, crops and buildings

Sulphur, falling as acid rain, is killing fish in the Great Lakes.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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