an·​ti·​feed·​ant | \ ¦an-ˌtī-¦fē-dᵊnt How to pronounce antifeedant (audio) , ¦an-tē- \
plural antifeedants

Definition of antifeedant

: a natural or synthetic substance that stops or inhibits feeding by a pest and especially an insect … pesticides derived from plants such as the neem tree, which act as antifeedants and repellents.— Sheila Daar, A New Look at Vegetables, Spring 1993

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First Known Use of antifeedant

1969, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for antifeedant

anti- entry 1 + feed entry 1 + -ant entry 1

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“Antifeedant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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