agrochemical

noun

ag·​ro·​chem·​i·​cal ˌa-grō-ˈke-mi-kəl How to pronounce agrochemical (audio)
variants or less commonly agrichemical
: an agricultural chemical (such as an herbicide or an insecticide)

Examples of agrochemical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Solidaridad sustainable fashion policy advisor Tamar Hoek, the report’s author, examined that impact based on three key factors: poverty and the lack of a living income, forced and child labor, and the impact of agrochemicals on the heath and safety of cotton workers. Jennifer Bringle, Sourcing Journal, 3 July 2024 With habitat loss, climate change, agrochemicals, and a new wave of invasive hornets hounding Britain’s bee colonies, its founders believe artificial intelligence could be an unlikely trump card. Frankie Adkins, WIRED, 10 Apr. 2024 The prairie isn’t doing well either, abutted by commercial farms and subjected to the runoff of their agrochemicals. Jesse Green, New York Times, 18 Sep. 2023 The explosion was possibly caused by storing agrochemicals with flammable characteristics, the press service of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation said, according to TASS, a Russian news agency. Kevin Shalvey, ABC News, 15 Aug. 2023 See all Example Sentences for agrochemical 

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Word History

Etymology

agrochemical from agro- + chemical entry 2; agrichemical from agri- + chemical entry 2

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agrochemical was in 1956

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“Agrochemical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agrochemical. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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