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insecticide definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a chemical used to kill insects [syn: insecticide, insect powder]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1865 an agent that destroys insects

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a substance used for killing insects. Derivatives: insecticidal adj.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Insecticide In*sec"ti*cide, n. [Insect + L. caedere to kill.] An agent or preparation for destroying insects; an insect powder. -- In*sec"ti*ci`dal, a.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(insecticides) Insecticide is a chemical substance that is used to kill insects. Spray the plants with insecticide. N-MASS

Moby Thesaurus

aborticide, acaricide, anthelmintic, antibiotic, antiseptic, bug bomb, carbamate insecticide, chemosterilant, chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide, contact poison, defoliant, disinfectant, eradicant, fratricide, fumigant, fungicide, genocide, germicide, herbicide, homicide, infanticide, insect powder, matricide, microbicide, miticide, organic chlorine, organic phosphate insecticide, parricide, patricide, pesticide, poison, rat poison, regicide, roach paste, roach powder, rodenticide, sororicide, stomach poison, suicide, systemic, systemic insecticide, toxic, toxicant, toxin, uxoricide, venin, venom, vermicide, virus, weed killer



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