Definition of pesticide in English:

pesticide

Line breaks: pesti|cide
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛstɪsʌɪd
 
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noun

  • A substance used for destroying insects or other organisms harmful to cultivated plants or to animals.
    More example sentences
    • Once volatilized, a pesticide can move in air currents away from the treated surface.
    • High prices are charged for manure, pesticides and other items needed by farmers.
    • Do not pour pesticides or herbicides down sinks, drains or toilets.

Derivatives

pesticidal

Pronunciation: /-ˈsʌɪd(ə)l/
adjective
More example sentences
  • Oils containing naphthene are less pesticidal and more likely to injure plants than paraffinic types.
  • A single pesticidal product rarely gives the most effective and economical control.
  • Such cover crops also include companion plants and others which are known to have pesticidal properties such as, for example, mustard and oats which suppress nematodes.

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