fishkill

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

fish +‎ kill

Noun[edit]

fishkill (plural fishkills)

  1. An environmental event in which fish are killed.
    • 1978, United States. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA 650/3 (volume 3, page 11)
      Fishkills, with some exceptions, result from low dissolved oxygen conditions accompanying the decomposition of organic materials []