Share this entry

Share this page

Agent Orange

Line breaks: Agent Or¦ange

Definition of Agent Orange in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A defoliant chemical used by the US in the Vietnam War.
Example sentences
  • U.S. military forces sprayed Agent Orange and other defoliants over parts of South Vietnam and Cambodia beginning in 1962, she said.
  • Likely as a result of exposure to heavy doses of Agent Orange defoliant in Vietnam, he contracted a virulent form of leukemia that would pull him down in his early 60s.
  • Much of the Vietnamese countryside was defoliated using poisons like Agent Orange, so toxic that even the soldiers who did the spraying suffered long-term damage to their health.

Definition of Agent Orange in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkəmbərsəm
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…