insecticide

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noun in·sec·ti·cide \in-ˈsek-tə-ˌsīd\

Origin and Etymology of insecticide

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1865


INSECTICIDE Defined for English Language Learners

insecticide

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noun in·sec·ti·cide \in-ˈsek-tə-ˌsīd\

Definition of insecticide for English Language Learners

  • : a chemical substance that is used to kill insects


INSECTICIDE Defined for Kids

insecticide

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noun in·sec·ti·cide \in-ˈsek-tə-ˌsīd\

Definition of insecticide for Students

  1. :  a chemical used to kill insects


Medical Dictionary

insecticide

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noun in·sec·ti·cide \in-ˈsek-tə-ˌsīd\

Medical Definition of insecticide

  1. :  an agent that destroys insects

insecticidal

\(ˌ)in-ˌsek-tə-ˈsīd-əl\play adjective


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