eutrophy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

eu- +‎ -trophy

Noun[edit]

eutrophy (plural eutrophies)

  1. (medicine) healthy nutrition
  2. (geography, of a body of water) The quality of being rich in minerals and nutrients.

Verb[edit]

eutrophy (third-person singular simple present eutrophies, present participle eutrophying, simple past and past participle eutrophied)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, of a body of water) To make or become rich in minerals and nutrients, which often manifests itself in a green color.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.