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her·bi·cide

 (hûr′bĭ-sīd′, ûr′-)
n.
A substance used to destroy or inhibit the growth of plants, especially weeds.

her′bi·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.

herbicide

(ˈhɜːbɪˌsaɪd)
n
(Chemistry) a chemical that destroys plants, esp one used to control weeds
ˌherbiˈcidal adj
ˌherbiˈcidally adv

herb•i•cide

(ˈhɜr bəˌsaɪd, ˈɜr-)

n.
a substance or preparation for killing plants, esp. weeds.
[1895–1900]
her`bi•cid′al, adj.

her·bi·cide

(hûr′bĭ-sīd′, ûr′bĭ-sīd′)
A chemical used to kill weeds. Compare fungicide, insecticide, pesticide.

herbicide

A chemical compound that will kill or damage plants.

herbicide

a substance for destroying plants, especially weeds or other unwanted species; a weed-killer. — herbicidal, adj.
See also: Plants
a substance for killing unwanted plant growth.
See also: Killing
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.herbicide - a chemical agent that destroys plants or inhibits their growthherbicide - a chemical agent that destroys plants or inhibits their growth
Agent Orange - a herbicide used in the Vietnam War to defoliate forest areas
As, atomic number 33, arsenic - a very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms; arsenic and arsenic compounds are used as herbicides and insecticides and various alloys; found in arsenopyrite and orpiment and realgar
atrazine - a synthetic compound derived from triazine that is widely used as an agricultural herbicide; "atrazine is thought to cause cancer and is banned in some European countries"
chemical, chemical substance - material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
linuron - a herbicide that kills weeds without harming vegetables
paraquat - a poisonous yellow solid used in solution as a herbicide
silvex - a herbicide that is effective in controlling woody plants but is toxic to animals
simazine - a herbicide used to control weeds (especially among crops)
Translations
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herbicid

herbicide

[ˈhɜːbɪsaɪd] Nherbicida m

herbicide

[ˈhɜːrbɪsaɪd] nherbicide m

herbicide

nHerbizid nt

herbicide

[ˈhɜːbɪˌsaɪd] nerbicida m

herbicide

n herbicida m
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The district requests a contact herbicide along with a pre-emergent herbicide to be sprayed in all sidewalk and parking lot cracks on district property.
Then spray with a contact herbicide - this works by quickly killing any foliage it comes in contact with within a day or so.
On the horizon was the company's blockbuster herbicide Basagran, an over the top post contact herbicide for soybeans.
MCA is known to be a contact herbicide with broad spectrum against broad leafed weeds, and the exposure via spraying (leafs) may be considered as most sensitive (Munn et al.
Paraquat is a non-selective contact herbicide which controls annual weeds from bipyridyliums [10].
Glufosinate ammonium, a broad-spectrum contact herbicide and is used to control weeds after the crop emerges or for total vegetation control on land not used for cultivation.
By applying a contact herbicide (pick one, I use Weed-B-Gon as a broadleaf management tool and Round-up as a total herbicide) at this time, the active chemical is absorbed by leaves and moved down with the carbohydrates to crowns and roots and disrupts the plant physiology (kills them).
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