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preemergence

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adjective pre·emer·gence \ˌprē-ə-ˈmər-jən(t)s\

Definition of preemergence

  1. :  used or occurring before emergence of seedlings above the ground <preemergence herbicides>



1935

First Known Use of preemergence

1935


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