agricultural

adjective
ag·​ri·​cul·​tur·​al | \ ˌa-gri-ˈkəl-ch(ə-)rəl How to pronounce agricultural (audio) \

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

Synonyms

agrarian, farming

Antonyms

nonagricultural

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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 country with the most agricultural land dedicated to vineyards anywhere in the world began pumping out bulk wine for the USSR’s masses, supplying nearly 70 percent of its needs. Alia Akkam, Vogue, "Why Moldova Is a Wine Destination Worth Knowing Now," 27 Sep. 2018 Casa Dragones agaves are harvested in the rich agricultural lands of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, where the mineral-rich soil produces sweet blue agaves, according to, the tequila brand's CEO and co-founder. Kara Thompson, Town & Country, "15 Things Every Tequila Aficionado Needs to Know," 23 July 2018 The Gobbe Seere drape, from Karnataka, features a thick waistband to keep the sari in place during agricultural work. Meara Sharma, Vogue, "Why I Am Taking the Sari Back to the Street," 30 Apr. 2019 The largely agricultural district is riddled with wineries, picturesque villages packed with ancient ruins, and Roman bridges so sturdy people are still driving over them. Laura Studarus, Marie Claire, "Game of Thrones," 11 Apr. 2019 Government employees, agricultural laborers, independent contractors, and supervisors (with limited exceptions), as well as domestic workers and those covered by the Railway Labor Act are excluded from the NLRA. Kim Kelly, Teen Vogue, "Freelancers Want to Join Unions but Labor Laws Won't Let Them," 4 Apr. 2019 As the popular science blogger Credible Hulk explains using data from the U.S. Geological Survey, as Roundup’s popularity has increased, use of older, more toxic agricultural chemicals has decreased. Yvette D'entremont, SELF, "Should You Worry About Herbicides In Your Food?," 10 Oct. 2018 Glyphosate isn't the only agricultural chemical where risk is complicated. Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, "Glyphosate is safe, but some scientists still question how we regulate it," 5 June 2018 Many researchers collect sensitive health information from subjects — in order to, say, determine if coal-plant pollution or agricultural chemicals are harming their health — on the promise to keep it confidential. Dino Grandoni, Washington Post, "The Energy 202: Why Scott Pruitt's decision on burning wood is so high stakes," 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of agricultural

1776, in the meaning defined above

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agricultural

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of agricultural

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

agricultural

adjective
ag·​ri·​cul·​tur·​al | \ ˌa-gri-ˈkəl-chə-rəl How to pronounce agricultural (audio) , -ˈkəlch-rəl\

Kids Definition of agricultural

: relating to or used in farming or agriculture agricultural land

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