AWS Elastic Beanstalk Docker environment variables

How to pass environment variables to Docker containers running in AWS Elastic Beanstalk multiple docker container configuration(different for different containers)?

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    Use the environment key in your container descriptions.

      "containerDefinitions": [
          "name": "myContainer",
          "image": "something",
          "environment": [
              "name": "MY_DB_PASSWORD",
              "value": "password"
          "portMappings": [
              "containerPort": 80,
              "hostPort": 80
          "memory": 500,
          "cpu": 10

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