an·​ti-pes·​ti·​cide ˌan-tē-ˈpe-stə-ˌsīd How to pronounce anti-pesticide (audio)
: opposing or seeking to limit the use of pesticides
anti-pesticide activists

Examples of anti-pesticide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In February, under pressure from farmer protests, the E.U. acknowledged how polarizing its efforts have become, scrapping an anti-pesticide bill. Roger Cohen Ivor Prickett, New York Times, 31 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anti-pesticide was in 1960

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“Anti-pesticide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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