pesticide

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noun pes·ti·cide \ˈpes-tə-ˌsīd\

Definition of pesticide

  1. :  an agent used to destroy pests

pesticidal

\ˌpes-tə-ˈsī-dəl\ adjective

Circa 1925

First Known Use of pesticide

circa 1925


PESTICIDE Defined for English Language Learners

pesticide

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noun pes·ti·cide \ˈpes-tə-ˌsīd\

Definition of pesticide for English Language Learners

  • : a chemical that is used to kill animals or insects that damage plants or crops


PESTICIDE Defined for Kids

pesticide

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noun pes·ti·cide \ˈpe-stə-ˌsīd\

Definition of pesticide for Students

  1. :  a substance used to destroy pests (as insects or weeds)


Medical Dictionary

pesticide

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noun pes·ti·cide \ˈpes-tə-ˌsīd\

Medical Definition of pesticide

  1. :  an agent used to destroy pests



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