ag·ri·cul·tur·al | \ˌa-gri-ˈkəl-ch(ə-)rəl \

Definition of agricultural 

: of, relating to, used in, or concerned with agriculture

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Other Words from agricultural

agriculturally adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for agricultural


agrarian, farming



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Examples of agricultural in a Sentence

the state's main agricultural product he grew up in an agricultural community and farming was still in his blood

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The agricultural industry has clambered through a long-running slump sparked by global crop gluts and low commodity prices. Benjamin Parkin, WSJ, "Soybeans Tumble Near 10-Year Low," 2 July 2018 The fight is over Georgia's use of water from the Chattahoochee and Flint rivers that serve booming metro Atlanta and Georgia's agricultural industry. Orlando Sentinel,, "U.S. Supreme Court hands Florida small victory in water war with Georgia," 27 June 2018 Overall, the agricultural industry in the United States has been on the decline since 1950. Mary Jo Dudley, CBS News, "These U.S. industries can't work without illegal immigrants," 25 June 2018 The agricultural industry has a long wish list for the Trump administration. Emily Cadei, sacbee, "Trump administration pushes changes to farmworker visa," 15 June 2018 Other Republicans have also proposed adding other elements to a GOP immigration bill, such as a guest worker program for the agricultural industry. Mike Debonis,, "Ryan promises compromise ‘dreamers’ immigration bill despite GOP’s split," 8 June 2018 The Oregon plant produces the chemical compound urea, among other things, as fertilizer for the agricultural industry. Maxine Bernstein,, "Manufacturing plant near St. Helens that emitted tons of hazardous ammonia to pay $250,000 fine," 4 June 2018 Such concerns have grown more prominent as a result of a string of mega-mergers in the agricultural industry. Brian Fung And Caitlin Dewey,, "Justice Department approves Bayer-Monsanto merger in landmark settlement," 29 May 2018 Such concerns have grown more prominent as a result of a string of mega-mergers in the agricultural industry. Brian Fung And Caitlin Dewey,, "Justice Department OKs giant Bayer-Monsanto merger," 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of agricultural

1776, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of agricultural

: of, relating to, or used in farming or agriculture

: engaged in or concerned with farming or agriculture


ag·ri·cul·tur·al | \ˌa-gri-ˈkəl-chə-rəl, -ˈkəlch-rəl\

Kids Definition of agricultural

: relating to or used in farming or agriculture agricultural land

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to reject or criticize sharply

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