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herbicide

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noun her·bi·cide \ˈ(h)ər-bə-ˌsīd\

Simple Definition of herbicide

  • : a chemical used to destroy plants or stop plant growth

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of herbicide

  1. :  an agent used to destroy or inhibit plant growth

herbicidal

play \ˌ(h)ər-bə-ˈsī-dəl\ adjective

herbicidally

play \-dəl-ē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of herbicide

Latin herba + International Scientific Vocabulary -cide


First Known Use: 1899


Medical Dictionary

herbicide

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noun her·bi·cide \ˈ(h)ər-bə-ˌsīd\

Medical Definition of herbicide

  1. :  an agent used to destroy or inhibit plant growth

herbicidal

\ˌ(h)ər-bə-ˈsīd-əl\play play adjective

herbicidally

\-əl-ē\play play adverb



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