herbicide

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noun her·bi·cide \ˈ(h)ər-bə-ˌsīd\

Definition of herbicide

  1. :  an agent used to destroy or inhibit plant growth

herbicidal

play \ˌ(h)ər-bə-ˈsī-dəl\ adjective

herbicidally

play \ˌ(h)ər-bə-ˈsī-dəl-ē\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of herbicide

Latin herba + International Scientific Vocabulary -cide


First Known Use: 1899


HERBICIDE Defined for English Language Learners

herbicide

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Definition of herbicide for English Language Learners

  • : a chemical used to destroy plants or stop plant growth


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herbicide

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noun her·bi·cide \ˈ(h)ər-bə-ˌsīd\

Medical Definition of herbicide

  1. :  an agent used to destroy or inhibit plant growth

herbicidal

\ˌ(h)ər-bə-ˈsīd-əl\play play adjective

herbicidally

\-əl-ē\play play adverb

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