defoliant


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de·fo·li·ant

 (dē-fō′lē-ənt)
n.
A chemical sprayed or dusted on plants to cause the leaves to fall off.

defoliant

(diːˈfəʊlɪənt)
n
(Chemistry) a chemical sprayed or dusted onto trees to cause their leaves to fall, esp to remove cover from an enemy in warfare

de•fo•li•ant

(diˈfoʊ li ənt)

n.
a preparation for defoliating plants.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.defoliant - a chemical that is sprayed on plants and causes their leaves to fall off
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
Translations

defoliant

[diːˈfəʊlɪənt] Ndefoliante m

defoliant

[diːˈfəʊliənt] ndéfoliant m

defoliant

defoliant

[diːˈfəʊlɪənt] ndefogliante m
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The USS Carl Vinson will make a four-day port call to the central city of Danang for a highly symbolic trip that will include a visit to a center for victims of Agent Orange, the toxic defoliant sprayed over large swathes of land by the US during the Vietnam war.
However, once mixed into a defoliant, pesticide licensing regulations affect availability and distribution, and increase costs.
A defoliant chemical - Agent Orange - used by the US in 1962 to 1971 is one of the dioxin-contaminated herbicides that were sprayed during the Vietnam War and used in different industrial and agricultural activities.
Monsanto, once the manufacturer of DDT and another toxic defoliant, Agent Orange, has expanded its global commercial agriculture empire by claiming gene patents on genetically modified seed products and synthetic hormones for agriculture.
Over $100 million has been allocated to clean up the Da Nang airport, one of 28 "hot spots" for defoliant contamination in Vietnam.
Over $100 million has been allocated to clean up the Da Nang airport, one of 28"hot spots" for defoliant contamination in Vietnam.
This pesticide was one of the principal components of Agent Orange, a defoliant used by the U.
AWELSH journalist who tirelessly fought to raise the awareness of Vietnam Warera defoliant Agent Orange has won a top journalism award in Japan.
NDP veterans affairs critic Peter Stoffer is encouraging all military personnel and civilians affected by defoliant spraying at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown to file a claim with Veterans Affairs Canada in light of veteran Basil McAllister's recent court victory.
According to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) website, "While The Wall shows the names of those soldiers who died in the war, veterans who suffered from medical issues caused by their service in Vietnam Co exposure to defoliant spray and psychological wounds Co are absent from The Wall.
The spike occurred when the VA decided to revisit 150,000 resolved cases and take on 100,000 new cases involving the Vietnam War-era defoliant Agent Orange, which may cause several conditions such as ischemic heart disease, certain cancers, Parkinson's disease, type 2 diabetes and others.
The fight for fair compensation for the ill effects of defoliant testing continues to this day.