defoliant

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noun de·fo·li·ant \(ˌ)dē-ˈfō-lē-ənt\

Definition of defoliant

  1. :  a chemical spray or dust applied to plants in order to cause the leaves to drop off prematurely

1943

First Known Use of defoliant

1943


DEFOLIANT Defined for English Language Learners

defoliant

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noun de·fo·li·ant \(ˌ)dē-ˈfō-lē-ənt\

Definition of defoliant for English Language Learners

  • : a chemical that is sprayed on plants to make their leaves fall off


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