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Meaning of PESTICIDE

Pronunciation:  'pesti`sId

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a chemical used to kill pests (as rodents or insects)
 

PESTICIDE is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: acaracide, acaricide, chemical, insect powder, insecticide, pediculicide, phosphine, scabicide, sheep dip, spray

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A chemical which is used to kill unwanted organisms such as rats, insects, nematodes, etc. Pesticides often act as nerve poisons, and they are hazardous to animals and humans (some pesticides can cause nerve or liver damage, birth defects and cancer). See biological magnification and herbicide.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: A substance that kills harmful organisms (for example, an insecticide or fungicide).
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aborticide, acaricide, anthelmintic, antibiotic, antiseptic, apache, assassin, assassinator, bactericide, bloodletter, bloodshedder, bravo, bug bomb, burker, butcher, button man, Cain, cannibal, carbamate insecticide, chemosterilant, chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide, contact poison, cutthroat, defoliant, desperado, disinfectant, eradicant, eradicator, executioner, exterminator, fratricide, fumigant, fungicide, garroter, genocide, germicide, gorilla, gun, gunman, gunsel, hatchet man, head-hunter, herbicide, hit man, homicidal maniac, homicide, infanticide, insect powder, insecticide, killer, man-eater, man-killer, manslayer, massacrer, matador, matricide, microbicide, miticide, murderer, organic chlorine, organic phosphate insecticide, parricide, patricide, poison, poisoner, rat poison, regicide, roach paste, roach powder, rodenticide, slaughterer, slayer, sororicide, stomach poison, strangler, suicide, systemic, systemic insecticide, thug, torpedo, toxic, toxicant, toxin, trigger man, uxoricide, venin, venom, vermicide, virus, weed killer
 

 

 

 

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