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    1. di·ox·in
      IPA[dīˈäksən]
    2. n. noun

      • 1. a highly toxic compound produced as a byproduct in some manufacturing processes, notably herbicide production and paper bleaching. It is a serious and persistent environmental pollutant.

      • 2. any of the class of compounds to which dioxin belongs.

    3. Variation

      • n.: noun: dioxin, plural noun: dioxins

      • noun

        a highly toxic compound produced as a by-product in some manufacturing processes, notably herbicide production and paper bleaching. It is a serious and persistent environmental pollutant.

        any of the class of compounds to which dioxin belongs.

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