saf·​en | \ ˈsāfən \

Definition of safen

: to make safe specifically : to reduce the phytotoxic effect of by adding a safener the use of lime to safen arsenical sprays

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“Safen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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