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A herbicide containing trace amounts of the toxic contaminant dioxin, used in the Vietnam War to defoliate areas of forest.
[From the orange identifying strip on drums in which it was stored.]
(Military) a highly poisonous herbicide used as a spray for defoliation and crop destruction, esp by US forces during the Vietnam War
[C20: named after the identifying colour stripe on its container]
a powerful herbicide and defoliant containing trace amounts of dioxin, used heavily during the Vietnam War to deprive enemy troops of foliage cover.
[1965–70; so called from the color of the identifying stripe on the drums in which it was stored]
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|Noun||1.||Agent Orange - a herbicide used in the Vietnam War to defoliate forest areas|
dioxin - any of several toxic or carcinogenic hydrocarbons that occur as impurities in herbicides
n. Agente Naranja, causante de defoliación que contiene el elemento químico-tóxico dioxina.