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eutrophic

eu·troph·ic

eutrophic

 
pronunciation:
yu tro fihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition: of or concerning a lake or pond rich in nutrients that cause excessive plant growth, which chokes out the animal life in the water.
derivation: eutrophication (n.)
Word Parts
The word eutrophic contains the following parts:
eu Greek prefix that means good, well
synonyms:
ben, bene, bon
antonyms:
mal, male, dys-
 
troph, tropho, -trophy Greek root that means nourishment