Definition of eco-sensitive in US English:

eco-sensitive

adjective

  • 1Of an organism or biological trait: influenced by a particular environment or habitat. rare.

  • 2Vulnerable to environmental damage or destruction; ecologically fragile.

  • 3Characterized by awareness of environmental issues; environmentally friendly. Compare eco-.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. From eco- + sensitive.