pesticide


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to pesticide: pesticide poisoning

pes·ti·cide

 (pĕs′tĭ-sīd′)
n.
A substance or agent used to kill pests, such as unwanted or harmful insects, rodents, or weeds.

pes′ti·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.

pesticide

(ˈpɛstɪˌsaɪd)
n
(Chemistry) a chemical used for killing pests, esp insects and rodents
ˌpestiˈcidal adj

pes•ti•cide

(ˈpɛs təˌsaɪd)

n.
a chemical preparation for destroying plant, fungal, or animal pests.
[1935–40]
pes`ti•cid′al, adj.

pes·ti·cide

(pĕs′tĭ-sīd′)
A chemical used to kill harmful animals or plants. Compare fungicide, herbicide, insecticide.

pesticide

any chemical substance used for killing pests, as insects, weeds, etc.
See also: Insects, Killing, Plants
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pesticide - a chemical used to kill pests (as rodents or insects)pesticide - a chemical used to kill pests (as rodents or insects)
acaracide, acaricide - a chemical agent used to kill mites
arsenical - a pesticide or drug containing arsenic
chemical, chemical substance - material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
insect powder, insecticide - a chemical used to kill insects
pediculicide - a chemical agent that kills lice
phosphine - a colorless gas with a strong fishy smell; used as a pesticide
scabicide - a drug that destroys the itch mite that causes scabies
sheep dip - a liquid mixture containing pesticides in which sheep are dipped to kill parasites
spray - a pesticide in suspension or solution; intended for spraying
Translations
مُبِيدُ الْـحَشَرَاتِمُبيد للحَشَرات
pesticid
pesticidsprøjtegift
tuholaismyrkky
pesticid
féregirtó szer
skordÿraeitur
農薬
살충제
pesticíd
pesticid
ยาฆ่าแมลง
thuốc trừ sâu

pesticide

[ˈpestɪsaɪd] Npesticida m

pesticide

[ˈpɛstɪsaɪd] npesticide m

pesticide

nSchädlingsbekämpfungsmittel nt, → Pestizid nt (spec)

pesticide

[ˈpɛstɪˌsaɪd] npesticida m

pest

(pest) noun
1. a creature that is harmful or destructive, eg a mosquito, a rat etc.
2. a troublesome person or thing. He is always annoying me – he is an absolute pest!
ˈpesticide (-tisaid) noun
a substance that kills animal and insect pests.

pesticide

مُبِيدُ الْـحَشَرَاتِ pesticid pesticid Schädlingsbekämpfungsmittel παρασιτοκτόνο pesticida tuholaismyrkky pesticide pesticid pesticida 農薬 살충제 pesticide insektmiddel pestycydy pesticida пестицид pesticid ยาฆ่าแมลง böcek zehiri thuốc trừ sâu 杀虫剂

pes·ti·cide

n. pesticida, exterminador de insectos y roedores.

pesticide

n pesticida m, plaguicida m
References in periodicals archive ?
com/research/bmx4xc/china_pesticide) has announced the addition of the "China Pesticide Industry Report, 2015-2018" report to their offering.
Pesticide use in the country is regulated by the Central Insecticides Board and Registration Committee ( CIBRC), a wing under the agriculture ministry.
An October 2012 report by Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) entitled "A Generation in Jeopardy" examines dozens of recent studies and concludes that the influx of pesticides in our society is taking a heavy toll on our kids' health and intelligence.
It is estimated that nearly 10,000 deaths annually can be attributed to the use of chemical pesticide worldwide.
Two weeks ago, experts from Croplife paid visits to pesticide stores in the Taiz, Amran and Sana'a governorates to assess what they were selling.
Because of the detrimental health effects of pesticide use, many organizations and agencies have created programs and curricula focusing on educating farmworkers and providing them with effective pesticide safety training.
The WPS requires you to take two steps to reduce the risk of pesticide-related illness and injury if you use such pesticides or employ workers or pesticide handlers who are exposed to such pesticides.
2005), our data clearly support the conclusion that organophosphorus (OP) pesticide exposures are dramatically reduced when organic foods are substituted for conventional foods.
HUNTING THRINS "Walk down the pesticide aisle of your local hardware store and read the active ingredients in insecticides.
Environmental Protection Agency Office of Pesticides Program works on a wide range of pesticide issues and topics, evaluating potential new pesticides and uses, providing for special local needs and emergency situations, reviewing the safety of older pesticides, registering pesticide-producing establishments, and enforcing pesticide requirements.
CropLife America says the report is alarmist and pesticide use can be managed so it's not an unreasonable health risk
Beyond Pesticides is also concerned with the haphazard disposal of pesticide-treated wood.

Full browser ?