arrestant

noun
ar·​res·​tant | \ ə-ˈre-stənt How to pronounce arrestant (audio) \

Definition of arrestant

: a substance that stimulates an insect to stop locomotion

First Known Use of arrestant

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for arrestant

arrest entry 1 + -ant entry 1

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“Arrestant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arrestant. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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