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insecticide

insecticide

noun in·sec·ti·cide \in-ˈsek-tə-ˌsīd\

: a chemical substance that is used to kill insects

Full Definition of INSECTICIDE

:  an agent that destroys insects

Origin of INSECTICIDE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1865

insecticide

noun in·sec·ti·cide \in-ˈsek-tə-ˌsīd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INSECTICIDE

:  an agent that destroys insects
in·sec·ti·cid·al \(ˌ)in-ˌsek-tə-ˈsīd-əl\ adjective

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