fun·​gi·​cide | \ ˈfən-jə-ˌsīd How to pronounce fungicide (audio) , ˈfəŋ-gə- \

Definition of fungicide

: an agent that destroys fungi or inhibits their growth

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Examples of fungicide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stay alert to turf decline due to fungal activity and apply a lawn fungicide to help control take-all root rot as needed. Tom Maccubbin,, "When and how to fertilize ixora," 23 Nov. 2019 NBC News recently had tested 10 vaping cartridges obtained from illicit dispensaries in California and all contained the fungicide myclobutanil. San Diego Union-Tribune, "As CDC warns against all cannabis vaping, California’s legal market tries to ease consumer fears," 14 Oct. 2019 Protect hybrid tea roses with weekly applications of an insecticide and a fungicide. Calvin Finch,, "Now is the time to spread wildflower seed in your San Antonio garden," 6 Sep. 2019 The feed is grown without most synthetic pesticides, fungicides, herbicides or fertilizers and 100% of the agricultural ingredients must be certified organic. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Only cage-free eggs to be sold in Michigan under new state law," 22 Nov. 2019 The products all contained myclobutanil, a fungicide that can transform into hydrogen cyanide when burned. NBC News, "Tests show bootleg marijuana vapes tainted with hydrogen cyanide," 27 Sep. 2019 The powder clings to the bees’ fur, and spores of the fungicide are dropped on plants as the bees travel. NBC News, "Bees will be used to deliver a new organic pesticide, but will it save them?," 16 Sep. 2019 Employ the use of a botanical fungicide like neem oil for lower toxicity., "Why isn’t this wisteria blooming? Ask an expert," 16 Aug. 2019 Application of a turf fungicide is recommended, as leaf spots and root rot are very common with new sod due to the frequent watering and rains. Tom Maccubbin,, "Summer is a good time to add sod — in sunny spots," 10 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of fungicide

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fungicide

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The first known use of fungicide was in 1878

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12 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Fungicide.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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How to pronounce fungicide (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of fungicide

: a substance that kills fungi


fun·​gi·​cide | \ ˈfən-jə-ˌsīd How to pronounce fungicide (audio) \

Kids Definition of fungicide

: a substance used to kill fungi

Other Words from fungicide

fungicidal \ ˌfən-​jə-​ˈsī-​dᵊl \ adjective


fun·​gi·​cide | \ ˈfən-jə-ˌsīd How to pronounce fungicide (audio) , ˈfəŋ-gə- How to pronounce fungicide (audio) \

Medical Definition of fungicide

: an agent that destroys fungi or inhibits their growth

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