Definition of Eutrophication:

  1. Excessive richness of nutrients in a lake or other body of water, frequently due to runoff from the land, which causes a dense growth of plant life and death of animal life from lack of oxygen.

  2. Slow aging process during which a bay, estuary, lake, river, stream, or other shallow body of water deteriorates into a bog or marsh, and eventually dies. Nutritive pollution (containing nitrogen and phosphorous compounds) generated by human activities is a major factor in eutrophication because it causes an explosive growth of algae. Decaying algae consumes the oxygen dissolved in water, thus suffocating fish and other aquatic plant and animal life.

How to use Eutrophication in a sentence?

  1. The environmentalist group protested the building of a new chemical plant because they were concerned that it would lead to the deterioration of the nearby river by eutrophication .
  2. Humans need to be more environmentally conscious with our activities because eutrophication can destroy the fish and affect the ocean, as well as ourselves.
  3. Algal blooms, toxin production and eutrophication (water pollution caused by excessive plant nutrients) occur as a result of this phosphorous.
  4. Mankind has succeeded in eutrophication of many our waterways by polluting them with industrial and human waste and simply not caring about our natural resources.

Meaning of Eutrophication & Eutrophication Definition