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Meaning of INSECTICIDE

Pronunciation:  in'sekti`sId

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a chemical used to kill insects
 

INSECTICIDE is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: insect powder
 
 See Also: arsenic, As, atomic number 33, DDT, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, larvacide, lead arsenate, lindane, Malathion, organophosphate, parathion, Paris green, pesticide, pyrethrum, rotenone

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A chemical used to kill insects. Insecticides are a type of pesticide.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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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