Agent Orange

noun

Definition of Agent Orange

: an herbicide widely used as a defoliant in the Vietnam War that is composed of 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T and contains dioxin as a contaminant

First Known Use of Agent Orange

1970, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Agent Orange

so called from the identifying color stripe on its container

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The first known use of Agent Orange was in 1970

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“Agent Orange.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Agent%20Orange. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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Agent Orange

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\ -ˈär-inj, -ˈär(-ə)nj, -ˈȯr-inj, -ˈȯr(-ə)nj How to pronounce Agent Orange (audio) \

Medical Definition of Agent Orange

: an herbicide widely used as a defoliant in the Vietnam War that is composed of 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T and contains dioxin as a contaminant

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