nontarget

adjective
non·​tar·​get | \ ˌnän-ˈtär-gət How to pronounce nontarget (audio) \

Definition of nontarget

: not being the intended object of action by a particular agent effect of insecticides on nontarget organisms

Examples of nontarget in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web More than 200 deaths were nontarget animals, including foxes, opossums, raccoons, skunks and a bear. Sophie Lewis, CBS News, "Trump administration reauthorizes use of "cyanide bombs" to kill wild animals," 8 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of nontarget

1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Nontarget.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nontarget. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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