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Definition of Eutrophication

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slow aging process during which a lake or other body of water evolves into a marsh or bog and eventually disappears, process by which a body of water becomes enriched in nutrients that stimulate the growth of aquatic plant life and eventually disappears; (Agriculture) process of becoming eutrophic
Eutrophication Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Sociology
Oxygen depletion of water due to overfertilization.
Eutrophication Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Description: Process by which a lake, a river, part of a sea, etc. becomes full of phosphates and other nutrients which encourage the growth of algae and kill other organisms.
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is the process by which a body of water becomes rich in d:issolved nutrients through human-created or chemical processes (such as runoff laden with chemical fertilizers used in agriculture). Th:is often results in a deficiency of d:issolved oxygen, producing an environment that favors plant over animal life.
Fishery Glossary
Slow ageing process during which a lake or estuary evolves into a bog or marsh and eventually disappears. During eutrophication, the lake becomes so rich in nutritive compounds (especially nitrogen and phosphorus) that algae and other microscopic plant life become superabundant, thereby choking the lake and causing it to eventually dry up. Eutrophication is accelerated by discharges of nutrients in the form of sewage, detergents and fertilizers into the ecosystem. United Nations (1997)
Eutrophication Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Eutrophication (Greek: eutrophia—healthy, adequate nutrition, development; ) or more precisely hypertrophication, is the ecosystem response to the addition of artificial or natural substances, mainly  phosphates, through detergents, fertilizers, or sewage, to an aquatic system. Eutrophication is extremely costly to society and recovery from eutrophication has been estimated to take a thousand years. One example is the "bloom" or great increase of phytoplankton in a water body as a response to increased levels of nutrients. Negative environmental effects include hypoxia, the depletion of oxygen in the water, which causes a reduction in specific fish and other animals.

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Eutrophication Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
EPA Terms of Environment
The slow aging process during which a lake, estuary, or bay evolves into a bog or marsh and eventually disappears. During the later stages of eutrophication the water body is choked by abundant plant life due to higher levels of nutritive compounds such as nitrogen and phosphorus. Human activities can accelerate the process.
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Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
The processes that result in a higher concentration of dissolved nutrients in a water body.
  The increase in the nutrient levels of a lake or other body of water; this usually causes an increase in the growth of aquatic animal and plant life.