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nature-deficit disorder - definition and synonyms


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    the tendency for children to spend less time outdoors than they did in previous generations, and the way this influences them as they grow up

    Most children now know more about the Amazonian rainforest than their nearest riverbank. It's time to fight this nature-deficit disorder.

    Submitted by Kerry on 18/08/2015
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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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