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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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It's the first case I know of where a protein like this has been used as a foliar herbicide to induce a hypersensitive response," says Bryan Bailey, a plant pathologist with USDA's Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville, Maryland.
Follow-up foliar herbicide spray in fall one year after cutting, guardrail sections sprayed yearly to suppress or eliminate vegetation in front of rails, and all mowed turf areas sprayed for weeds every other year, primarily in the spring.
Other aquatic weeds, such as water hyacinth, live on the surface and can be controlled by foliar herbicide sprays.