photo degradable

photodegradable

[foh-toh-di-grey-duh-buhl]
adjective
(of a substance) capable of being broken down by light.

Origin:
1970–75; photo- + degradable

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photodegradable (ˌfəʊtəʊdɪˈɡreɪdəbəl)
 
adj
(of plastic) capable of being decomposed by prolonged exposure to light

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photodegradable pho·to·de·grad·a·ble (fō'tō-dĭ-grā'də-bəl)
adj.
Capable of being chemically broken down by light.

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photodegradable   (fō'tō-dĭ-grā'də-bəl)  Pronunciation Key 
Capable of decomposing when exposed to light. Photodegradable plastic, for example, becomes brittle and breaks into smaller pieces when exposed to sunlight, helping reduce litter and environmental damage.
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