surroundings, environs, atmosphere, ecosystem, conditions, habitat, circumstances, medium, milieu; territory, locale, setting, mise en scène, situation:
Car exhaust fumes are ruining our environment.
1 conditions of the place where you are
Cold-blooded animals depend on the temperature of their immediate environment.
| alien, new,
unfamiliar | changing | protected, safe, secure, stable |
friendly | pleasant | clean, healthy | stimulating | favourable
This period provided a favourable environment for the spread of communism.
| uncertain, unstable | dangerous | noisy | competitive | hostile | extreme, harsh | fragile
Walkers can unwittingly damage the fragile environment in which the birds live.
| rural, urban | arid, cold, warm | aquatic, coastal, forest, mountain | domestic, family, home
Children learn best in their home environment.
| physical | cultural, emotional, social | office, work, working, workplace
A comfortable working environment will increase productivity.
| classroom, educational, learning, school, teaching, training | economic, financial
Investors are showing more caution in the current economic environment.
| political | business, commercial, corporate
She now had to transfer her design skills to a commercial environment.
VERB + ENVIRONMENT
parents who strive to provide a stimulating environment for their children to grow up in
| adapt to
creatures that have adapted to hostile desert environments
| improve | explore
The cat walked round, exploring its new environment.
in an/the ~
people working in increasingly competitive environments
2 the environment the natural world
natural | global, world | local
VERB + ENVIRONMENT
preserve, protect, safeguard
The government should do more to protect the environment.
in the ~
the amount of carbon in the environment
conservation/protection of the environment, damage to the environment
farming methods that minimize damage to the environment
| harmful to the environment
The label identifies the products that are least harmful to the environment.
| pollution of the environment up, improve | have an impact on
factors that have a huge impact on the environment
| damage, harm, pollute
industries which damage the environment
ENVIRONMENT + NOUN
agency, committee, department, group, ministry | minister, official | clean spokesman, spokeswoman | policy | conference | protection | issues
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