insecticidal

adjective in·sec·ti·cid·al \ (ˌ)in-ˌsek-tə-ˈsī-dᵊl \
|Updated on: 22 Jun 2018

Definition of insecticidal

1 : destroying or controlling insects
2 : of or relating to an insecticide

insecticidally

play \(ˌ)in-ˌsek-tə-ˈsī-dᵊl-ē\ adverb

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First Known Use of insecticidal

1857

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of insecticidal


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