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Process by which bodies of water become enriched in dissolved nutrients, e.g. phosphates, nitrates, nitrogenous compounds. The nutrients deplete the dissolved oxygen of the water by stimulating the growth of algae and other aquatic plant life.
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  • nutrient enrichment (aquatic environment)
  • nutrient enrichment (eutrophication)
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