en·vi·ron·men·tal (ĕn-vī′rən-mĕntl, -vī′ərn-)
1. Relating to or associated with the environment.
2. Relating to or concerned with the impact of human activities on the natural environment: the environmental movement.
3. Relating to potentially harmful factors originating in the environment: environmental illness.
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