Definition of herbicide in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)ərbəˌsīd/


A substance that is toxic to plants and is used to destroy unwanted vegetation.
Example sentences
  • The non-atrazine herbicides were at least as effective as the atrazine herbicides.
  • Growers should read and understand the labels on herbicides and other pesticides they use.
  • Apply herbicides when plants are in the rosette stage and prior to bolting.

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Syllabification: herb·i·cide

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