pesticide
noun Date: circa 1925 an agent used to destroy pests

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pesticide — [ pɛstisid ] n. m. et adj. • v. 1960; mot angl., de pest « insecte, plante nuisible » et cide ♦ Anglic. Produit chimique employé contre les parasites animaux et végétaux des cultures. ⇒ débroussaillant, désherbant, fongicide, herbicide,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • pesticide — UK US /ˈpestɪsaɪd/ noun [C] ENVIRONMENT, PRODUCTION ► a chemical substance used to kill organisms that are not wanted, such as harmful insects or small animals: »Environmentalists called for cuts in pesticide use. → Compare AGROCHEMICAL(Cf.… …   Financial and business terms

  • pesticide — 1939, a hybrid coined from English PEST (Cf. pest) + Latinate CIDE (Cf. cide) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pesticide — ► NOUN ▪ a substance for destroying insects or other pests …   English terms dictionary

  • pesticide — [pes′tə sīd΄] n. [< PEST + CIDE] any chemical used for killing insects, weeds, etc. pesticidal adj …   English World dictionary

  • Pesticide — A cropduster spraying pesticide on a field Pesticides are substances or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling or mitigating any pest.[1] A pesticide may be a chemical unicycle, biological agent (such as a virus or… …   Wikipedia

  • Pesticide — Épandage aérien de pesticides. Ce mode d épandage est celui qui est le plus susceptible de polluer l air. Il est peu utilisé en Europe, mais fréquent aux États Unis. Un pesticide est une substance émise dans une culture pour lutter contre des… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • pesticide — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ chemical, synthetic ▪ the threat to human health from chemical pesticides in our food ▪ organic ▪ agricultural ▪ dangerous …   Collocations dictionary

  • pesticide — 01. They use a lot of [pesticide] on their fruit trees, so I don t want to eat their apples. 02. You should wash your fruits and vegetables well before eating them to remove any [pesticides] that may still be on them. 03. The government is… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • pesticide — UK [ˈpestɪsaɪd] / US [ˈpestɪˌsaɪd] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms pesticide : singular pesticide plural pesticides a chemical used for killing insects, especially those that damage crops …   English dictionary

  • pesticide — pesticidas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Cheminė medžiaga, naudojama žemės ūkyje augalų apsaugai. atitikmenys: angl. pesticide rus. пестицид; ядохимикат …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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