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Meaning of ACID RAIN

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  rain containing acids that form in the atmosphere when industrial gas emissions (especially sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides) combine with water
 
 Synonyms: acid precipitation
 
 See Also: air pollution

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: This is rain which has turned acidic because of the presence of sulfur or nitrogen oxides (both created from burning coal and other fossil fuels) in the atmosphere. Acid rain is a serious environmental problem; it can kill trees and harm plants and animals in lakes and ponds.
 

 

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