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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AWELSH journalist who tirelessly fought to raise the awareness of Vietnam Warera defoliant Agent Orange has won a top journalism award in Japan.
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 fight for fair compensation for the ill effects of defoliant testing continues to this day.
Uzbekistan proposed Kyrgyzstan to acquire chemical remedies for agriculture, in particular magnesium chlorate defoliant for defoliation of cotton.
But the toxic effects of one of the most brutal wars of the 20th century carry on - and a Welsh journalist in Japan is warning that Agent Orange, the toxic defoliant used by US forces to rob Vietcong fighters of jungle cover and crops, is a problem of today, particularly in Okinawa, Japan, a major supply hub for the US military in the Vietnam conflict.
In Vietnam, in addition to dropping napalm on women and children, the Americans dropped 'agent orange' a defoliant chemical which destroyed plants, poisoned the land, had devastating effects on children.
The Parousha bedding collection is made with Parousha yarns, grown under ecological conditions and handharvested without the use of defoliant chemicals.
funded remediation of contamination resulting from the use of chemical herbicides and defoliant during the Vietnam War.
American planes sprayed millions of gallons of the toxic defoliant over jungle areas to destroy enemy cover.
The base was a key site in the US defoliant program during the Vietnam War, and much of the 80 million litres (21 million gallons) of Agent Orange used during "Operation Ranch Hand" was mixed, stored and loaded onto planes there.
has previously shelled out billions of dollars in disability payments to American soldiers who developed illnesses associated with the defoliant - its active ingredient is dioxin, which has persistently been linked to cancer and multiple birth defects - this marks the first occasion the nation has made a move to clean up the approximately 20 million gallons of Agent Orange it dumped on Vietnamese trees and vegetation in the decade between 1961 and 1971.