postemergence

adjective
post·​emer·​gence | \ ˌpōst-i-ˈmər-jən(t)s How to pronounce postemergence (audio) \

Definition of postemergence

: used or occurring in the stage between the emergence of a seedling and the maturity of a crop plant postemergence herbicides postemergence development

First Known Use of postemergence

1938, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about postemergence

Time Traveler for postemergence

Time Traveler

The first known use of postemergence was in 1938

See more words from the same year

Statistics for postemergence

Cite this Entry

“Postemergence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postemergence. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

Comments on postemergence

What made you want to look up postemergence? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!