Definition of fungicide in English:

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fungicide

Pronunciation: /ˈfənjəˌsīd/
Pronunciation: /ˈfəNGɡəˌsīd/

noun

A chemical that destroys fungus.
Example sentences
  • Dust them with a powdered fungicide, such as captan, and spread them in a shady spot to dry for a day.
  • The most commonly used pesticides include highly toxic chemicals called fumigants, fungicides and insecticides.
  • Common garden seed found in your garden centre is often treated with chemical fungicides and should not be used for sprouting.

Derivatives

fungicidal

Pronunciation: /ˈfənjəˌsīdl/
Pronunciation: /ˈfəNGɡəˌsīdl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Most organic fatty acids are fungicidal and have been used for centuries as antimicrobial agents, originally in the manufacture of soaps.
  • Potassium chloride also has shown fungicidal properties in turf, wheat and other crops.
  • Fungicides have fungicidal activity, that actually kills the fungus, or fungistatic activity, that slows the growth of the fungus to prevent extensive damage.

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Syllabification: fun·gi·cide

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