na·​led | \ ˈnā-ˌled How to pronounce naled (audio) \

Definition of naled

: a nonpersistent organophosphate insecticide C4H7Br2Cl2O4P used especially to control crop pests and mosquitoes

Examples of naled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Publicized just one day in advance, the flight quickly drew complaints from critics who oppose the use of naled, which is banned in Europe. Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, "Miami-Dade aerial mosquito spraying reset for Friday," 16 June 2017 But the naled used to kill them also kills bees, butterflies and bats, among other pollinators, and is banned in the European Union. By Ethan Bauer, miamiherald, "Miami-Dade to spray naled on Monday in two large areas of county to kill mosquitoes," 30 June 2017 Approximately one million pounds of naled are used every year in the U.S., 70% of which is for mosquito control. Time, "We Need Other Options to Fight Zika," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of naled

circa 1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for naled

origin unknown

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“Naled.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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na·​led | \ ˈnā-ˌled How to pronounce naled (audio) \

Medical Definition of naled

: a short-lived organophosphate insecticide C4H7Br2Cl2O4P of moderate toxicity to warm-blooded animals that is used especially to control crop pests and mosquitoes

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