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
References in periodicals archive ?
Sodium chlorate has also emerged as effective defoliant in agriculture industry.
The company produced "Agent Orange," a defoliant used in the Vietnam War that was linked to cancer cases in army veterans.
Agent Orange was a defoliant sprayed by US forces to destroy jungles and uncover the enemy's hiding places.
Former Patriots and Veterans Affairs Minister Park Sung-choon is suffering from cancer due to exposure to a chemical defoliant while performing his military duty back in the early 1970s.
He said, "The contamination by defoliant in Vietnam is a big social issue in history, and Shimizu Corporation has been concerned with this problem.
The company states: "During the balance of 2018, we anticipate strong performance from a number of key components of our business, including seasonally higher sales of soil fumigants and our cotton defoliant Folex.
In Vietnam, meanwhile, the indiscriminate spraying of Agent Orange not only accounted for hundreds of thousands of deaths, but children are still being born with deformities associated with their parents' exposure to the deadly defoliant.
Yn 1961 fe'i cyflogwyd gan lwodraeth yr UDA i wneud gwaith ymchwil ar gnydau, ac o 1963-67 bu'n ymchwilio i effeithiau cemegau diddeilio (defoliant).
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.
You'll need to use less and less defoliant as the season progresses.
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.